Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic confirms interest in Tottenham Hotspur’s Younes Kaboul

Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic says that he is open to signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul.

Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic has confirmed that he is interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Younes Kaboul this month.

France international defender Kaboul has been linked with a move away from Spurs after finding it hard to break into the first team this season.

Despite being named the team captain earlier on in the season, the 29-year-old centre-back has fallen down the pecking order and is now behind Jan Vertonghen and Federico Fazio.

Kaboul has made just 11 appearances in the Premier League so far this campaign and is reportedly deemed surplus to requirements at White Hart Lane.

It was recently reported that the former Portsmouth star himself wants to leave Tottenham (click here to read more), and now Besiktas coach Bilic has revealed his interest in the Frenchman.

“We need a right-back but I would like to see Younes Kaboul join as well,” Bilic told Turkish newspaper Aksam, according to

"The team needs some experienced players if we are to win the league title. He would definitely give us an advantage.”

It seems that from afar Bilic values Kaboul and wants to add him to his squad in order to win the Turkish Super Lig. Besiktas are currently just a point behind leaders Fenerbahce in second place.

However, just because Besiktas want Kaboul does not mean that they will get him.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said that he does not plan to make too many changes to his squad this month (click here to read more), which could mean that Kaboul will remain in North London until the end of the season at least.

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