Better than Lamela, more goals than Bale, £20m winger Spurs need

Should Tottenham attempt to do a deal to sign Antoine Griezmann from Real Sociedad?

Erik Lamela has had a far from ideal debut season at Tottenham, the first half dogged by poor form and the second half delayed by injury.

The Argentine is the club's record signing and there's a strong argument the club should stick by him for several seasons to wait and get the best out him and allow him to fulfil his potential.

The alternative argument is that Spurs should cut their losses and cash in on the winger, with several clubs in Italy and Spain linked with his signature.

Doing so would leave Spurs back at square one, unless there was a ready made alternative they could go for.

To elaborate, we would argue Tottenham should keep Lamela and try and ride it out, but sign another winger to complement him and take the spotlight away.

And for that, there is one man for the job: Antoine Griezmann.

Griezmann is a French winger playing for Real Sociedad in Spain who has dazzled in La Liga over the past two seasons.

He has an impressive 14 goals to his name in Spain's top league this season, outscoring Real Madrid's world record addition from Spurs, Gareth Bale who has nine.

At just 22-years-old he has courted attention from PSG, Manchester United and Arsenal, but should Tottenham manage to tempt him to White Hart Lane he would surely become the club's biggest wing threat ahead of Lamela, Townsend and Lennon.

Griezmann is a left-winger, and so would not clash with Lennon in terms of position, while Lamela made five of his Tottenham starts on the right under AVB.

Spurs would, should they sign Griezmann then be in a stronger negotiating position should Lamela make clear his intentions to move on, and they would not be as dependent on waiting for him to come good.

Griezmann is primed for the next big move in his career, and is valued at around £20 million by Sociedad. His impressive goalscoring record could even see him fetch more.

Providing Lamela stays, a quartet of wingers of Griezmann, Lennon, Townsend and Lamela could just prove to be the best in the Premier League and one of Europe's best, and provide Tottenham the platform to deliver and compete successfully on multiple fronts.

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