Tottenham Hotspur appear to have missed out on one of their main transfer targets this summer.  Reports in France claim that Antoine Griezmann has agreed to join Atletico Madrid, after the La Liga champions met the £24million buy-out clause in his contract.

The Real Sociedad winger has also been linked with a move to Chelsea, but it looks as if the player will be remaining in Spain with only personal terms left to be agreed.  There is no doubt that Griezmann would have made for a great addition to the Tottenham ranks, but frustratingly it’s another case of a ‘nearly’ signing which we have all become so used to over the past dozen or so transfer windows.

With less than a month until the new Premier League campaign kicks-off, Franco Baldini and co need to be working around the clock to bring in some key signings.  Notably in my opinion a new centre-half and a proven striker.

Atletico boss Diego Simeone is excited at the prospect of the Frenchman joining his club.

‘He’s a brilliant player,’ said Simeone , speaking to reporters before Atletico’s friendly against San Jose Earthquakes. ‘He is very quick and can give us a lot of options in attack.

‘However, it’s also true that a lot of other players have been talked about as possibly coming [to Atletico], and we could make two teams out of all of them.’

Griezmann made 201 appearances during five years at Sociedad, scoring an impressive 52 times.

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  1. John

    Too bad how sad get over it Spurs a winger we need very badly as badly as a centre back or two a great midfielder enforcer or two a striker or two , Townsend is totally useless as useless as Rose as useless as Naughton as useless as Soldado Lennon has lost his shine he is like a wee boy in a mans clothes , the guy we need at WHL is Yevhen Konoplyanka of Dnipro a genius a worker a speed merchant an all round cracker £12,000,000 should shift him go get hin Levy .

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    • spurlte

      I dont know about Konoplyanca but we definately need a couple of top class defenders and offload dawson and rose.

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  2. Maximillian

    With all the players we're linked with, I'm still desperate for another CB. Dawson is sliding downwards quickly, Kaboul is like Sicknote 2. And that's it after Super Jan in the depth. We need a defender more than any other position.

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