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Antoine Griezmann attracting Tottenham transfer interest

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Tottenham's boss Mauricio Pochettino wants Antoine Griezmann in his first XI as he is looking for key singings to strengthen chances of a top four finish next season.

Griezmann had impressed for France during the World Cup in Brazil reaching the quarter-final stage with his country, and having used the tournament to put his name at the very top the French star revealed that he wants a switch to a top European club.

With Pochettino very ambitious ahead of the forthcoming Premier League season, the Argentinean coach needs another striker and a midfielder that would strengthen Spurs' attacking line to compete against big-spending top table clubs.

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Optimising the attack

Pochettino showed that a strong spirit up-front is just how he did it to lead Southampton to a noticeable win over top clubs last season, with a 3-1 home win against runners-up Liverpool and a 2-1 against Chelsea thanks to pace; accuracy and a bit of skills.

With Erik Lamela being back in training, preparing for his first real season at White Hart Lane, the signing of Griezmann would give Spurs a real boost in their attacking display, as Lamela would be able to play centrally behind strikers Roberto Soldado or Emmanuel Adebayor, and Cristian Eriksen also serving from the midfield.

The 23-year-old French winger, Griezmann, would have a massive influence on the flank, being able to serve the box with good crosses as everyone witnessed during the World Cup in Brazil. But... This is the least Tottenham would benefit from him.

Griezmann is also a good corner taker, and that would leave Eriksen free around the box to smash one in the net from 23 yards on the rebound, instead of taking corners.

The French talisman took 38 free-kick for Real Sociedad last season and although Eriksen's top-class kick, that found the back of the net a few time last season, Griezmann could be an alternative option that would let the Danish star skilfully score at the far post.

Impact players

Griezmann started 31 games in his 35 La Liga appearances last year and scored 16 goals for Real Sociedad, something that Tottenham would much need for their top four race.

The singing of QPR's Loic Rémy would be a strategic plan as the two-men have already played together with France national team, a partnership that would let Spurs attack fly high.

To secure the services of the well wanted Griezmann Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy would splash around £25million as strict Real Sociedad are not ready to let their top French go easily, although the man wants a summer switch.

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