Manchester United and Chelsea to battle for Sofiane Feghouli

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Manchester United and Chelsea are set to battle it out for Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli, who is determined to leave the Mestalla as a free agent at the end of the season.

This is according to The Sun, who cite ‘reports in Spain’ as suggesting the aforementioned Premier League giants have already been in contact with the Algeria international.

But who is Sofiane Feghouli and why do both United and Chelsea reportedly want to sign him next summer? 


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Feghouli turns 26 next month and possesses all the attributes a top club would want in a winger: good pace, acceleration, agility and an eye for goal.

In truth, he should probably have scored more since joining Valencia from Grenoble in 2010, there’s no doubt he’s capable of netting at least 10 goals a season.

Feghouli has scored a total of 27 goals in 172 appearances for Valencia and those numbers would need to increase in order to become the first-choice right-sided winger at either Old Trafford or Stamford Bridge.

Which leads us nicely on to our next question…

United or Chelsea?

It might be tougher to break into Chelsea’s starting line-up because their right winger, Willian, has been their best player so far this season.

Louis van Gaal has admitted he wants more pace on the flanks and might be tempted to bring in Feghouli, who is a much quicker player than Juan Mata.

Video: Sofiane Feghouli in action

Is he good enough for to establish himself as a first-team regular at either club, though?

We’ll let you be the judge of that. Hit play on the following video and then leave your comments in the box below!

Bonus video: Feghouli highlights from 2014

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