Reported Spurs target Wissam Ben Yedder declares he is staying to save Ligue 1 side

Wissam Ben Yedder has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, but the 24-year-old has ruled out a winter move.

In 2014 alone, Toulouse striker Wissam Ben Yedder scored 18 league goals, so it was no surprise when he was reported as a target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Mirror.

The 24-year-old forward has been exceptional for Le Téfécé over the past three seasons, and with Toulouse struggling, the player may have deemed it time to move on from the Stade Municipal.

However, the former futsal player has confirmed to French radio station RMC that he will definitely be playing out the rest of the season in the south of France.

"I'm not going to talk about this winter transfer window," he declared.

"The most important thing is to save my club. I will go until June to help. The club made me a pro. I have played in Toulouse since I was 19. I am indebted to the club; I have to try to do what's right for the club to remain in Ligue 1."

Coached by Alain Casanova, Toulouse are languishing in 15th place after 20 games and are unlikely to qualify for the Europa League. As Ben Yedder suggested, there is more chance of Toulouse falling in the opposite direction.

Their 3-0 defeat against Lyon on Sunday was a depressing sight for a team that offers so much potential and with only one point separating them for the relegation zone, it is crucial that TFC don’t lose their best striker in January.

With seven goals this season, there is a lot of pressure on Ben Yedder to fire Toulouse to safety. It would be a disaster for the club if they were to drop to Ligue 2 and would surely mean that they would have to sell Ben Yedder on the cheap, rather than receive a bumper transfer fee.

In order to win a place in the France national team, Ben Yedder needs to take his game to another level, but it is unlikely he can do that at Toulouse. The young striker needs to rediscover his goal-scoring form, keep his club in Ligue 1 and then he can leave knowing he did his best.

Then, the likes of Spurs and other top European sides can pounce on the forward who would be well worth a bid in the summer.

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