Reported Tottenham target addresses January transfer interest

Ondrej Duda was linked with a transfer to Tottenham Hotspur in January.

The Legia Warsaw midfielder is a highly-rated Slovakia international, but he has told Legia Sport that he has no intention of leaving Poland in the near future.

The 20-year-old was linked with a transfer in the January transfer window, as per Gwizdek 24, who name-checked Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur as suitors.

Despite only being with Legia since February 2014, and signing a four-and-a-half year deal, it was expected that Duda would leave the club amid the Premier League interest. However, the young attacking midfielder remained in Poland as one of the key players in Henning Berg’s line-up. He now has 11 goals and 10 assists for Legia in 42 games, and it is likely that interest will continue to mount in the once-capped international.

Despite there not being much money in the Polish first division, Duda has built a reputation which means that Legia would be able to negotiate the fee they want for him, although one would expect a value below the £10 million mark if a transfer were to occur.

With Spurs and Arsenal well-known clubs throughout Europe, it was a surprise to see Duda shrug off the interest in him, and he admitted to Legia Sport that he did not even see any of the offers submitted for him as he intends to stay with the Polish champions for the foreseeable future.

The youngster said: “I know in the winter there was much speculation, that there were questions, even offers - but I do not mind wearing this great concern. No offer submitted to the club have I seen. At once I said I’m not going anywhere. I do not want to know anything.”

With Duda seemingly tying his future to Legia, it appears as though Arsenal and Spurs will have to look elsewhere if they intend to sign a new creative midfielder in the summer transfer window.

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