According to reports from the Daily Mirror, Premier League giants Manchester United are currently plotting a move to sign the trio of Antoine Griezmann, Yannick Carrasco and Jose Gimenez.
Manchester United had widely been tipped as one of the favourites to claim the Premier League title before the start of the current season and it was certainly easy to see why there was so much optimism surrounding the Red Devils.
United had appointed serial winner Jose Mourinho as manager and in addition, splashed the cash to secure the services of world class players such as Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Eric Bailly over the summer transfer window.
However, things have not quite gone so smoothly for United during the current campaign and only 11 games into the season, many feel that the fallen Premier League giants are already out of the title race.
A number of disappointing performances have meant that United are currently languishing in 6th place in the standings and on current form, it looks like the Old Trafford based outfit merely look set for a top four challenge.
Mourinho is not a manager who accepts mediocrity though and the Portuguese boss is already said to have made plans to further strengthen his squad. Therefore, a number of players continue to be linked with a move to United and now according to reports from the Daily Mirror, Manchester United vice chief executive is working hard behing the scene to secure the triple signing of Antoine Griezmann, Jose Gimenez and Yannick Carrasco.
According to the report, United are not merely interested in the aforementioned players but working hard to ensure they win the race for their signatures and this is despite knowing Atletico are not going to be willing sellers. Mourinho has been a long time admirer of Griezmann and Gimenez and now the 53-year-old has also added Carrasco to his shortlist.
Griezmann, Gimenez and Carrasco are arguably the three most promising young talents in world football at the moment and they have been crucial to Atletico’s wonderful progress over the past few seasons.
If indeed United were able to attract all three aforementioned players to Old Trafford, they would most certainly be a force to be reckoned with but it is very unlikely that Atletico would be willing to part with their most valuable assets all at the same time and the sensationalist reports simply looks like a ploy to excite the frustrated Red Devils’ faithful.