Pundit explains why Antoine Griezmann will move to Man United ahead of Arsenal
John Hartson believes Chelsea or Manchester United will beat Arsenal to the signing of Antoine Griezmann
John Hartson believes Antoine Griezmann is more likely to move to Chelsea or Manchester United ahead of Arsenal in the summer transfer window.
The France international has emerged as a top target for a host of Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window after a prolific season in La Liga.
Indeed, Manchester United have been touted as favourites to sign the 26-year-old throughout much of the 2016-17 season as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options.
Chelsea, too, have been touted as a possible destination for Griezmann ahead of Diego Costa’s potential big-money move to China in the summer transfer window.
Griezmann has also been linked with Arsenal despite their north London club’s well-documented struggles throughout the 2016-17 season in the Champions League and the Premier League.
Former Arsenal and West Ham striker Hartson, though, doesn’t envisage the France forward making a move to the Emirates Stadium.
“Will Wenger go and spend that money if he’s given it in the summer?” Hartson told BT Sport’s Premier League Tonight show.
“Why isn’t he in for Antoine Griezmann? He’ll either go to Chelsea, Man City or Man United. I’ll tell you why – it’s because his £85m in the market and £260,000 a week.”
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