Antoine Griezmann has already made his feelings clear on the Premier League club he admires most as rumours over a move to Manchester United continue to swirl.
The 32-year-old Atletico Madrid forward, who has scored 13 goals in all competitions this season, is currently on United’s radar they seek to add more fire power in attacking areas.
In fact, the Reds have held talks with Griezmann’s representatives over a potential move, according to El Nacional.
The report claims several delegates from United have already traveled to Madrid to try and make a deal happen.
And to “seduce” the player, United are prepared to triple his current salary to €21 million [£18.4m] a-year, which is more than he earned at former club Barcelona.
Griezmann, who is said to have release clause of just £22 million, has been linked with a move to England’s top flight for some time.
During an interview with Sky Sports in 2019, the former Real Sociedad forward says he came “close” to a Premier League move but decided against it as he was “very comfortable” in Spain.
“I was having a lot of fun in La Liga,” he added. “We have one thing the Premier League does not – the sun.”
He also opened up on which club he admires most, saying: “In terms of teams I admire, I have to say Liverpool because of the fans. Hopefully one day they will win the league again.”
Griezmann also said he would “love” to play alongside then-Arsenal forward Andre Lacazette at some point in the future.
“As a player, I would like to play with Alexandre Lacazette,” he added. “He’s a friend of mine off the field and we’ve played together for the national team. He’s got a lot of talent.”
Whether Griezmann will join United or not is still up in the air, but we do know that the Frenchman has previously spoken of his admiration for Manchester United legend David Beckham.
He spoke about watching his “idol” on television as a child, and how Becks made a big impact on his career.
“I wear long sleeves when I play because of Beckham, he did as well and he is my idol,” he told Onda Cero.
“He had a lot of class on and off the pitch. That is what I liked about him. No one had the right foot he had. I’ve never spoken to him but I would like to.”