Manchester United & Chelsea's £25m target hints at summer move

Published Add your comment

Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann appears to have hinted at a possible summer transfer, with the player having insisted that he will finish the season at Real Sociedad and then discuss his future in the summer.

22-year-old Griezmann moved to La Liga in 2005 and has established an impressive reputation as one of European football's most promising young talents at Anoeta Stadium. 

Both Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be keen on the French youth international, with French champions Paris Saint-Germain also linked with the player recently.

However, the player has reaffirmed his present commitment to Sociedad amid such speculation, but seemed to confirm that he would talk about his future this summer.

"Does the project of PSG interest me? I don't know," he told French newspaper L'Equipe in an interview that was quoted by talkSPORT.

"As I have said several times I want to finish this season with Real and afterwards we will speak. PSG are an impressive team."

Despite the player seemingly holding an affection for PSG, Griezmann's talent is such that Manchester United and Chelsea would both be foolish not to make moves of their own for the player if he does indeed have his heart set on a move this summer.

Manchester United, who boosted their squad with the capture of Spanish playmaker Juan Mata from Chelsea during the recent January transfer window, are still not managing to impress under David Moyes and Griezmann -  a player with a release clause of £25 million - could be the man to provide the unpredictable and entertaining quality to appease the increasingly disgruntled Old Trafford faithful. 

Chelsea, meanwhile, who were denied a place in the quarter-finals of this year's FA Cup following a disappointing 2-0 defeat at the hands of title rivals Manchester City on Saturday evening, boast arguably the most impressive young midfielder in Europe in the shape of Eden Hazard.

However, Chelsea are likely to need to bid their strong squad further this summer to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City at the very summit of the Premier League.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again