Antoine Griezmann has a release clause in the region of 30 million euros in his current deal. But how much is he actually worth...?
Manchester United and Arsenal are two teams expected to delve into the transfer market this summer and one player who is reportedly on that January radar is Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann. The young man himself confirmed United interest in his services in October last year, stating:
‘’I know that some English clubs are looking at me and Manchester United is on that list. It’s nice to hear that but it doesn’t influence my work.”
"Yes, we follow him in great detail. He attracts other clubs as well. But we follow him, he is a known commodity."
At the end of the campaign it is already apparent that he will be leaving Sociedad. The recent arrival of Sergio Canales from Valencia also hints at Sociedad bracing themselves for the worst in regards to his future with the club.
Paris Saint-Germain are also said to be keen on the player - to whom an apparent €30 million release clause is mere pocket money - while reported interest from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid adds to the competition.
He made his debut for the French national team this week - and looking at his figured for the season, there is little wonder why clubs are so keen to snap him up.
He has scored 15 goals and set up three this campaign - and is certainly a potential superstar in the making.
With that in mind, Spanish source futbolfinanzas.com recently decided to do a study to see how much he is worth. Now we cannot stress enough that this is how much he is worth - not how much he will cost, but it does show his tremendous value to any potential suitors.
An equation that uses his age, quality, image and many other variables came up with a revised valuation of a whopping €48 million.
So the interested parties can all thanks Spanish football’s love affair with the release clause.
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