Aymen Abdennour confirms Tottenham interest in January, admits he could join the club

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The AS Monaco defender was speaking ahead of the clash with Arsenal this evening.

This evening Arsenal take on AS Monaco in the Champions League, but for one player at the Ligue 1 club this could have been a regular fixture.

The player in question is Tunisian defender Aymen Abdennour. The 25-year-old, who recently captained his country at the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea, was asked today whether he was aware of any interest in his signature from Arsenal's North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur in January.

According to Les Parisien, as reported by L'Equipe, this was his reply: "Yes, I'm aware of [January interest]. But I'm in Monaco and I concentrate on my club.

"Why not [move to Spurs]? Now, we must always be patient. Things will come naturally. I do not put any pressure on me because I am very happy in Monaco.

"This [the Premier League] is a championship that I like because there are those big games. That is the will to win. I love it!"

There is no doubting that Spurs could use some central defensive reinforcements. Younes Kaboul has finally been found out this term while Vlad Chiriches has never really looked up to the billing. With that in mind, Abdennour would be a sensible addition. He can also play left-back, so that would also come in handy.

The burly defender has been with Monaco since last February and has become a regular in the side since then. He has played 14 games for the club this season, but his time with his national team and an injury throughout September and October is the reason for that low tally.

Tottenham fans will be watching the game this evening closely to see if he is up to scratch for their current crop.

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