Date: 22nd January 2017 at 12:20am
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Paul Merson believes should rival Manchester United for star Antoine Griezmann.

United are thought to be preparing a mega-money offer for the France this summer, with also reportedly monitoring his situation at the Vicente Calderon.

It’s believed Griezmann, who has scored 13 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions so far this season, has a £86 million release clause in his current Atletico contract and money would be made available to the likes of and United to make a move for his services this summer.

United are eager to land Griezmann, but former Gunner Merson insists the must battle their Premier League rivals for his signature to add more world class talent to their existing squad.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Merson said:

“They pay top dollar those fans.

“When you’re paying that kind of money you have to be watching world class footballers at the club.

“You can’t just have two – you should have five and six in my opinion.

“With Griezmann, people go ‘they’ve [Arsenal] got that kind of player’. They haven’t. They’ve got two of them but you could do with another one.”

No one would deny Griezmann’s ability and if he is to leave at the end of the season, then would be stupid not to register their interest in him as he would be a dynamic signing for the club.