Guillem Balague is a name that you’ll often hear from one fan or another in the Transfer Tavern, due to his expertise in Spanish football.
While sometimes his revelations are met with chagrin, the Chelsea and Manchester United fans in tonight are praising the notable journalist for his comments in relation (quotes sourced from the Metro) to mega money target Antoine Griezmann.
The French forward has been mooted as a mega money target for both sides after emerging as one of the most lethal attacks on the continent while with Atletico Madrid.
While the 25-year old is undoubtedly one of the most important players for Los Rojiblancos, the La Liga expert has revealed that there is the possibility of seeing him leave the Spanish capital this summer.
A thrillingly incisive wide forward, the former Real Socieadad man has gone from strength to strength since his £32m move to the Vincente Calderon.
Still, when quizzed as to whether the Spanish giants will be keeping their star players this summer, Balague replied: ‘The plan is to do so.’
‘Antoine Griezmann is perhaps the only one in doubt.’
‘Simeone wants to take the team to the new stadium next season and Griezmann isn’t rushing to leave either – but he’s going to wait and see what offers arrive, and then take a decision.’
How much would the Frenchman improve either side? Who needs him more? Or is he overrated in your eyes?