Stats: Depay vs Griezmann - who should be Spurs' priority signing?

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Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly chasing both Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay but which winger should be their priority?

Mauricio Pochettino is looking to add some attacking flair to the Spurs side ahead of the new season with the club chasing deals for both Antoine Griezmann and Memphis Depay.

The new manager is a fan of Depay and has been since before his impressive World Cup campaign in which he scored twice, becoming the youngest Dutchman to ever score at the tournament.

Tottenham are one of a number of clubs tracking the PSV Eindhoven winger and are reportedly weighing up a £13 million bid for the 20-year-old.

Griezmann is another promising winger who could attempt to fill the void left by Gareth Bale's departure a year ago, with The Lilywhites yet to find an alternative option for the Welsh star.

Spurs are believed to have already had an offer for the Real Sociedad winger turned down, with the Spanish side holding out for a £25 million offer, which will meet the Frenchman's release clause.

Both players would undoubtedly improve the Spurs side ahead of Pochettino's first campaign as manager, though it is unlikely that both will be signed and a move for one should be the priority.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistChance Created / appsShots / appsWon Contest / appsAccurate Pass / appsMins
Antoine Griezmann Real Sociedad MF 35 16 3 0.97 3.17 0.66 20.43 2,655
Memphis Depay PSV MF 32 12 7 2.69 5.06 3.16 25.34 2,694

Both enjoyed brilliant seasons for their clubs with Griezmann netting 16 times in La Liga and Depay scoring 12 goals in the Eredivisie.

The Frenchman is a direct and dangerous winger who looks for goal at every opportunity, though Depay was better in several key areas last season.

He scored four goals less, but created four more than Griezmann and was more dangerous in front of goal as well as creating chances for teammates.

The Dutchman also completed an average of 3.16 take-ons per game, an amount far superior to the Sociedad man's 0.66 per appearance.

Despite being three years younger, Depay has already proven that he has the ability to succeed at the highest level, and the young star made more of an impact at this summer's World Cup too.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsGoal AssistTotal Scoring Att / appsWon Contest / appsAccurate Pass / appsTouches / appsMins
Antoine Griezmann France MF 5 0 0 1.40 0.80 17.80 34.00 295
Memphis Depay Netherlands FW 4 2 1 1.50 2.25 11.25 31.00 176

The PSV man saw much less playing time than Griezmann, but managed to get on the scoresheet twice and created one, whilst enjoying more take-ons per game once more.

Griezmann has more experience than the young Dutch star, but will likely cost the club a much larger amount than if they were to pursue Depay. 

At just 20-years-old, Depay has the ability to continue to develop into a world-class talent and has already proven himself on the biggest stage with his fine performances in Brazil last month.

Spurs will be strengthened with the arrival of either of these dangerous wingers, but a move for Depay would appear to be a better decision based on both players performances over the past twelve months.

Who would make a better signing for Spurs - Griezmann or Depay?

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