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Reliable media outlets including The Telegraph, ESPN and The Independent have all reported in recent days that Spurs have had a bid (between £14 million and £15 million) rejected for Real Sociedad's French winger Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann is reported to have a release clause of £24 million and Sociedad are refusing to accept a figure below that level.
Griezmann is a fabulously talented wide attacker. He scored 16 goals in La Liga last season (per WhoScored.com) and played an important role in France's progress to the quarter-finals at the World Cup.
If Spurs persuade Griezmann to join the club, he could form a fearsome wide duo with Erik Lamela.
Griezmann is capable of making an immediate impact in the Premier League. His pace and close control make him well-suited to English football. His unconventional role, starting on the wing and drifting inside to attack as an additional forward, makes him difficult to defend against and he would provide the penetration that Spurs have lacked since the departure of Gareth Bale.
There had been whispers from the club of one significant signing this season. Griezmann would certainly be that.