Paul Scholes has said Manchester United should make an attempt to sign Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann in the summer.
France international Griezmann, the top scorer at Euro 2016, is one of world football’s most sought-after players.
Although the 25-year-old is under contract at Atletico until 2021, there has been regular speculation that United are among the clubs considering paying the €100 million release clause in his contract.
And former United midfielder Scholes told German football magazine kicker: “If Griezmann is within reach, why wouldn’t we take advantage and try to sign him, especially if our youngsters aren’t at the level we need?
“At United, there is always a lot of pressure to win the Premier League and the Champions League.”
But earlier this week, Griezmann said he was not certain whether he would want to move to the Premier League.
“England, I have a lot of doubts about my private life. Everything like rain, bad weather… I need to feel happy outside,” he said.
Griezmann added that he enjoyed watching the Premier League, but that Spain’s La Liga was a better fit for his style of play.
“I like the teams who bring intensity like in England,” he said. “Yes, I watch the English league. The referees let the game flow, the stadiums are always full.
“But if I have to choose one league it is the Spanish league, because it corresponds the best with my game.”