Man Utd in pole position to sign La Liga No.7 forward

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French football journalist Julien Laurens has claimed that Man Utd playmaker Paul Pogba could help his team to secure the services of Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann this summer.

Spanish giants are allegedly prepared to part with the world-cup winning forward, and the Red Devils are believed to be weighing up a swoop, even lining up the number seven shirt for the ex-Atletico Madrid forward.

Laurens has suggested that he would be “very amazed” if Frenchman joined the Red Devils  However, the journalist said that a move to Old Trafford could be possible if Paul Pogba convinces his countryman to make the switch to the 20-times English champions.

“I’d be very amazed [if Griezmann joined United],” Laurens told ESPN FC. “The thing that could appeal for him to go to Manchester United is Paul Pogba. But I’m not sure how much guarantee he will have that Paul Pogba will still be there next season.

“However, if there is a guarantee that Pogba will still be there, then I think Griezmann will love to play with his best mate Pogba at club level as well as the national team. But apart from that, I can’t see Griezmann going to Manchester United at all.”

Griezmann, who has a deal at Camp Nou until the summer of 2024, has found back of the net 14 times and provided four assists in 37 games for the Catalan club this campaign.