Liverpool have emerged as surprise favourites to seal the transfer of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann despite recent links with Manchester United and Barcelona.
This would be a superb statement signing by the Reds if they could pull it off, though there’s little suggestion from any reports in the press that he is a genuine target.
It is not clear why Sky Bet see reason to have Liverpool as Griezmann’s most likely destination, but it may be that a flurry of bets have been made based on developments that are not yet fully known.
Sky Sports have previously claimed Griezmann has a release clause of £89million, which shouldn’t be unaffordable to Liverpool cashed in on Philippe Coutinho.
Some fans have reacted to the latest transfer speculation on Twitter, but few seem convinced there’s anything in it…
Liverpool are favourites to sign Griezmann? pic.twitter.com/N47U3X27jI
— Paddy Berger (@TotallyLFC1892) January 12, 2018
— Shaun S (@ShaunStevensYea) January 12, 2018
Gotta admit, there’s a higher chance of me dating Rihanna than griezmann coming to Liverpool.
— Jamie ??? (@jamiekop027) January 12, 2018
LOL @ Griezmann to Liverpool rumours
— Imran Ismail (@Imranerrard) January 12, 2018
There’s more chance me signing for Liverpool than us signing Antoine Griezmann.
— Anika (@AbedinOfficial) January 12, 2018
In fairness, the Griezmann rumour comes just as Liverpool look in need of big-name signings in attack after Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona.
Both are similar style players to Griezmann, so perhaps there’s some sense in this shift in odds that the 26-year-old could now be on Jurgen Klopp’s agenda?