Tottenham hotspur are already lining up a replacement for talisman Gareth Bale in response to fears he could leave White Hart Lane.

Real Sociedad winger Antoine Griezmann has been impressing the Spurs scouting team and is being prepared as a summer target for Andre Villas-Boas, according to talkSPORT.

Bale is in scintillating form at the moment and has been scoring crucial goals for Tottenham as they chase third spot in the Premier League this season.

However, this form has meant reports of La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid chasing the Wales international and comparisons with world superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The report claims Spurs’ concern is so serious that they have already drawn up contingency plans for Bale’s departure and Greizmann is seen as an affordable option.

The 21-year-old has been putting in some impressive performances for the Basque club and the report claims a bid in the region of £8million pounds should be enough to seal his signature.

After a late drop in form under Harry Redknapp last season saw Spurs miss out on Champions League football, they are looking more likely to go one better this season under Villas-Boas.

Bale’s form has been crucial in this and he has scored six of Tottenham’s last seven goals in all competitions.

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