Arsenal and Manchester United transfer target Antoine Griezmann was outshone by former Tottenham player Gio dos Santos as Villarreal thrashed Real Sociedad 5-1 in La Liga.
The £12.5 million rated Griezmann could do nothing but watch on and admire as dos Santos tore Real Sociedad apart with two goals and two assists during the 90 minutes.
Sociedad were never really in the match and dos Santos displayed the sort of efficient and effective performance that his talent always promised going back to his days with Barcelona before he joined Tottenham.
He seems to have finally found his feet at Villarreal after a patchy career which has seen him play no more than 29 games at any one club. He’s got six goals and three assists for the club so far this season.
The interest in Griezmann won’t drop off because of one poor performance, with his consistency reportedly prompting a bid from Arsenal to try and tie him down to a long term deal at the Emirates.
Manchester United have also been linked with a potential move for the Frenchman as they look to add quality to their midfield and the battle for him could roll on throughout the month and possibly into the summer.
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