TRIBAL TRENDS - TOP 5: James perfect fit for Man Utd; Why will Griezmann never join Arsenal?; Liverpool have Mbappe bid rejected

Published on: 24 May 2017

Overall, for the past week, the Top 5 trending articles at Tribal have centred on the biggest rumoured transfer stories that are currently circulating: Griezmann to leave Atletico, Real's Rodriguez to join Man Utd, van Dijk to depart Southampton and French wonder kid Kylian Mbappe to whoever can get their hands on him.

A Tribal feature piece on why Jose Mourinho wants Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez at Manchester United, was the most viewed article this week.

It seems the Colombian captain's time at the Bernabeu is coming to a close after his solemn exit from Real's final home game of the season against Sevilla.

The former Monaco star looked shattered as he waved towards the Los Blancos faithful, trudging off the hallowed turf for what will likely be the last time.

For Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho – who shares an agent with Rodriguez in Jorge Mendes – James is the perfect fit for his vision at United.

The man who Mourinho wants along side Rodriguez in attack, Antoine Griezmann, has revealed why he will never join Arsenal.

The Frenchman remains filthy at Arsenal's failure to follow through on their previous interest in him.

While at Real Sociedad, Griezmann says he and his agent waited all the up to the end of the transfer window for Arsenal to pull through, but they never did...

Also, Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk has dropped a 'massive hint' that he is on the verge of leaving St. Mary's.

According to reports by the Daily Star, van Dijk 'liked' a tweet of Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum.

In what is the epitome of 21st century speculation, van Dijk raised suspension of a potential move to Liverpool after it was revealed that the tweet said: "HUGE 3points!! Top 4 finish is in our hands! Unbelievable support as always #YNWA @LFC"

Do you take us for fools?

That was Jose Mourinho's response to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez when he proposed a straight swap of James Rodriguez and David De Gea, according to Don Balon

The Spanish publication reports that Mourinho wants any deal done for James separate from the transfer of the United goalkeeper.

And finally, the world's most sought after 18-year old Kylian Mbappe has been the subject of a bid from a Premier League club.

The Frenchmen has set the world on fire this season, helping lead Monaco to their first Ligue 1 title since 2000.

With clubs clobbering each other to get his signature, Marca reports Liverpool have had a £75m bid rejected by the principality club.

Top Five Tribal Football stories May 17 – 23

1. James Rodriguez & Man Utd: Why Mourinho wants this deal

2. Atletico Madrid attack Griezmann: Why I'll NEVER join Arsenal

3. Southampton defender van Dijk drops massive Liverpool hint

4. Man Utd manager Mourinho blasts Real Madrid agent in James talks: You take us for fools?

5. Liverpool table stunning €75m Mbapppe bid, but Monaco reply with…

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Our top stories from Google this week include pique and Iniesta's fury at potential Isco move, Real president Perez is convinced Neymar will leave Barca and Messi may be involved in Mauro Icardi's Argentina snub.

1. Pique, Iniesta furious at Barca bid for rival Isco

2. Why Jose wants James deal to go through

3. Usmanov won't stop at one bid for Gunners control

4. Real president Perez convinced Neymar wants

5. Icardi Argentina snub down to Messi


Our top stories from Facebook this week include van Dijk's Liverpool hint, FSG's £100m summer war chest for Klopp and former Reds legend Robbie Fowler blaming Mourinho for Man Utd troubles

1. Virgil drops huge Reds hint

2. FSG prepared to give Klopp £100m

3. Griezmann reveals why he won't join the Gunners

4. Mbappe 75m bid from Reds rejected

5. Anfield legend mocks the Special One