Ray Wilkins: Spurs should go for Antoine Griezmann

France's Antoine Griezmann shoots at goal

Should Tottenham Hotspur move for the Atletico Madrid hitman?

France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates after the game

Ray Wilkins has told Sky Sports that Tottenham Hotspur should consider signing Atletico Madrid marksman Antoine Griezmann.

The French striker is one of the most sought after players in world football after another fine season in Spain, netting 26 goals in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann

The Sun reported on Saturday that Manchester United will miss out on the 26-year-old as Atletico - who cannot make any signings due to a transfer ban - look to keep him.

It was reported by The Daily Mail last month that Griezmann - who has a £86 million buyout clause - would command a salary of some £300,000-a-week.

"Wouldn't Tottenham look wonderful with Lloris, that back three of Dier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Rose on the left, Walker on the right, Wanyama and Dembele, Dele, Griezmann, Harry Kane," he told Sky Sports.

Jesus Gamez celebrates with Antoine Griezmann and Miranda

"You've got a chance of winning, you've already got the best defence, now you add Griezmann alongside Harry Kane with Dele sitting in behind him, you've got three players who score goals.

"Defensively you're sound, I don't hear any noise from Tottenham that they're going in for somebody but a Griezmann signing would be something very special.

"I know it goes beyond their pay structure and Mr Levy would have a lot of people rapping on his door asking for rises."

Tottenham fans would be dreaming of someone like Griezmann, but it is simply not realistic for them at the moment.

Plus, trying to squeeze him into the XI every week would risk unbalancing the system which saw Harry Kane win the Golden Boot for a second straight season in the Premier League, with 29 goals.

Real Madrid's Luka Modric in action with Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann

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