Arsenal are in a queue of clubs which includes the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United facing a fight with Paris Saint Germain for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann according to reports. The Frenchman is set to leave the club and is highly sought after.
Griezmann wants to leave Sociedad and join an elite club. Paris Saint Germain are eyeing the winger as an alternative to Chelsea left winger Eden Hazard.
Arsenal had hoped to land the Frenchman to strengthen the squad after landing Champions League footbal, while current left winger Lukas Podolski has also been rumoured to be attracting interest. New Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal had targeted Griezmann as a replacement for Luis Nani who is set to exit the club. The French winger is seen as star quality.
Liverpool have targeted the winger as an alternative to Southampton's Adam Lallana who they are finding hard to sign. Brendan Rodgers is trying to add depth to his squad to aid Liverpool's Champions League charge next season.
However, all these Premier League clubs have lost ground on Paris Saint Germain who are now leading the chase for his signature. PSG and Griezmann's current club Real Sociedad both want to sanction a quick deal before the start of the World Cup.
Real Sociedad value the 23-year-old at the 25 million pound mark with the Spanish club keen to gain the full transfer fee they value him at. Griezmann is an exciting prospect, last season he really shone scoring 20 goals in 49 appearances for Sociedad.
He is a quick winger with immense close control and great dribbling, with an eye for the spectacular and would be an amazing signing for any of PSG, Liverpool, Arsenal or Manchester United.
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