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Rising French star linked to Arsenal and Manchester United

Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann battles Barcelona's Lionel Messi
Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann battles Barcelona's Lionel Messi
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It has been a while in the making but 22-year-old French international striker Antonie Griezmann is set to likely make his debut for his home country when they face Holland this week. According to TalkSPORT on Mar. 2, 2014, the third leading scorer in La Liga with Real Sociedad has been linked all over Europe in the last few months and believe that he would be a perfect signing for either Arsenal or Manchester United.

With 15 goals in La Liga and four between Copa Del Rey and UEFA competitions, Griezmann finds himself in the scoring charts right behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa in his domestic league and is starting to truly make waves in the transfer rumor mill as to just where he might be headed.

The young player has gone from a promising wide talent to one of the most tracked forwards in Europe this season and his inclusion in France's squad for this coming round of international friendlies by Didier Deschamps could spread his name and talents even more worldwide.

Arsenal and Manchester United are both believed to be prime candidates for taking a shot a signing the 22-year-old but if he has a great World Cup this summer they could truly be in for a transfer race for the player.

His abilities could be well received by both sides as his ability to play in the wide areas and also as a through the middle striker sees his versatility exceptional.

Sociedad are already reported to be set to lose the player as a €30 million buyout clause in his contract is believed to not both Arsenal, United or likely any other potential suitors for the youngster and his career could be set to truly take off in the coming six months.

Thomas is the Managing Editor of, follow him @socceratz and on Facebook.

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