Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann [right] has been in sparkling form for Real Sociedad this season. [Twitter]

Real Sociedad's Antoine Griezmann could be the next player to move from La Liga to the Premier League after it was revealed that Manchester United were closely watching the performances of the exciting winger.

The 22-year-old has earned a reputation as one of the most talented footballers in Spain and has been linked with many a number of English teams in recent seasons.

This summer Tottenham were believed to be interested in him after Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid and in the last week various media outlets attributed quotes to Griezamann talking about Manchester United's interest in him.

Griezmann denied that he made these quotes through his personal Twitter account but his agent, Iñaki Ibáñez, told IBTimesUK that interest from big clubs is normal because of the quality of the player.

"Griezmann is a very important player. It is common that he catches the attention of the big clubs," said Ibáñez.

Ibáñez is one of the most powerful agents in Spain and has brought a number of high profile Spanish players to the Premier League, including Mikel Arteta, Xabi Alonso, Alvaro Arbeloa.

Ibáñez did not confirm any kind of formal contact with Premier League clubs but admitted that it is "obvious" that a player with Griezmann's potential would be happy to play for a big club in the future, like Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Griezmann, who represents France at youth level but came through Sociedad's academy, is currently enjoying his period in the first team after scoring six goals in the last four league games. He is the fifth top scorer in Spain, behind just Diego Costa, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Alexis Sanchez.

He has already scored seven goals in just ten league games this season while last year he scored just ten in the entire season.

According to some Spanish sources he still has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract with Real Sociedad but he can leave the club automatically if any side meets his release clause of £36m.