At the end of last week we picked up on reports that Spurs were chasing French international winger Antoine Griezmann. The Real Sociedad man had enjoyed a productive World Cup and it was claimed that the 23 year old was a target for a number of top sides around Europe.
We suggested that the list of interested parties may had put ourselves out of the running. High paying, Champions League qualified clubs such as Monaco, Chelsea and Bayern Munich were said to be involved and that may appear to have put us out of the race even before the ‘off’.
This afternoon, the Daily Star goes on to claim that the story has moved on and that we have actually made a bid. Unfortunately, this falls some way short of the asking price as our £15.8m compares to the player’s buy out clause which is set at £23.9m
If these reports are true then at least we might have gained an early advantage over our rivals but at the moment it’s hard to see where Spurs can even meet in the middle.