Spurs hoping to beat Premier League trio to Belgian wonderkid

Zakaria Bakkali

Tottenham Hotspur are hoping to wrap up a deal for exciting PSV Eindhoven winger Zakaria Bakkali despite interest from Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

Zakaria Bakkali has refused to sign a new contract with Dutch club PSV Eindhoven and is now set to leave the club he has represented for the last five years.

Spurs are reportedly closing in on a £5 million move for Bakkali, who is keen on a move to White Hart Lane despite interest from some of the biggest clubs in the Premier League.

He is believed to have offers from all over Europe, but a switch to the Premier League looks to be his most likely destination and Spurs are hoping to land the wonderkid ahead of Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Premier League champions have reportedly offered the Belgian a big-money deal if he opts to move to The Etihad this summer, but the player reportedly prefers a move to Tottenham.

Bakkali was the subject of City interest last summer but snubbed a move to The Citizens to remain with PSV where he endured a mixed campaign.

The youngster was dropped from the side towards the end of the campaign because of a row over his contract which expires next summer, but impressed when called upon.

He scored a hat-trick in just his second Eredivisie appearance at the beginning of last season but started just seven times, and is now ready to make an impact in England as many Belgian stars have in recent years.

  TeamPosAppsGoalsChance CreatedWon Contest / appsAccurate Pass / appsMins
Zakaria Bakkali PSV MF 16 3 13 1.50 12.06 679

Bakkali enjoyed a good debut season in the Eredivisie but has plenty of scope for improvement with a move to a big Premier League side.

The young winger was successful with 1.50 take-ons per game and created 13 chances in his breakthrough season.

A switch to Spurs would see Bakkali link up with fellow Belgium stars Nacer Chadli, Moussa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen who are all away with The Red Devils at the World Cup in Brazil.

The tricky winger has bags of pace and will fit the system at Spurs as he can play on either side, and the North London club are hoping to wrap up a deal quickly before their rivals enter the race.

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