Can you believe this?
The deal for Manchester United to bring Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann to Old Trafford could cost them a huge £155million.
The Frenchman is Jose Mourinho’s top summer target, and United will have to make him the Premier League’s highest earner if they are to secure his signature this summer.
The 350,000 Euros a week that he would want translates to £295,000 at current exchange rates — a sum that would edge him ahead of the Premier League’s top earners, Paul Pogba and Wayne Rooney, also both at United of course.
That works out at £77million worth of wages in 5 years, and that, combined with the transfer fee expected to be at least £76million, would come to a rather hefty total.
But United can of course afford it given their financial status, they are one of the biggest clubs in the world and the money they would make back on the Griezmann shirt sales would probably cover a large proportion of the sum they’re paying.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10