Tottenham Hotspur are considering a summer move for Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann as a replacement for the in-demand Gareth Bale, according to talkSPORT.
This summer, Spurs would face the massive task of retaining Gareth Bale, who has been attracting interest from a host of top European clubs. The Welsh international has been absolutely brilliant this season and is heavily linked with a move to long-time admirers Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich are also understood to be interested in his serves of late.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas had earlier admitted that the club would struggle to hold on to Bale after the current campaign. talkSPORT claims Spurs have long been monitoring Griezmann as a replacement, who has impressed with the Spanish club this season, with five goals and two assists to his name from 22 La Liga appearances.
The 21-year-old has made over 100 appearances for Sociedad so far. Griezmann had signed an extension with the club back in August and is currently under contract till 2016. The report says Tottenham would have to pay around £8m for his services.
Sigurdsson Relieved after Scoring First Goal
Spurs midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has expressed his delight after scoring his first goal for the club during their 3-2 win over West Ham United on Monday. The Iceland international scored the equaliser after coming on as a substitute in the second half. His goal and Bale's double, which included a late strike from 30 yards, were sufficient for the north London club to clinch all three points.
"That goal has been a long time coming. I've hit the post a few times and the bar so it was a good feeling, especially in a game like this, a London derby. Even at 2-1, we always believed we could get back into it, the game was open, a lot of chances, a lot of shots and it was important to get that goal when we did so we still had time. Gareth then scored that unbelievable goal right at the end," Sigurdsson told the club web site.