Antoine Griezmann already has his Manchester United squad number lined up ahead of a perspective summer transfer, according to the Independent.
The France international’s representatives are reported to have been in discussions with United for several months and the finer details of a move that could cost the Premier League giants €100m have already been thrashed out.
United are said to be increasingly confident of capturing the 25-year-old this summer, despite a deal potentially being held up by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, who are due to deliver a verdict on whether or not Ateltico Madrid will serve a transfer ban this summer.
Memphis Depay currently wears the Despite that potential hurdle, Griezmann is reported to have already agreed his salary and is likely to inherit the iconic No.7 shirt, his chosen number for France and Atletico, soon to be vacated by Memphis Depay, who is on his way out of Old Trafford.
The Netherlands winger is surplus to Jose Mourinho’s requirements having struggled to make any sort of impression under the former Chelsea manager who succeeded Louis van Gaal in the summer.
Depay, who hasn’t featured for United since late November in the Europa League, has been the subject of interest from French side Lyon, who saw a £13 million bid rejected on Tuesday.