Fred Rutten: Tottenham-linked Jean-Paul Boetius should leave Feyenoord this summer

Rutten is keen to see Boetius leave Feyenoord this summer, with interest in him from Tottenham.

Tottenham have long held an interest in Boetius, as per the Daily Mail, and Feyenoord head coach Fred Rutten has admitted that the winger should leave the Netherlands this summer to Voetbal International.

He said: “Look at Robin van Persie. He goes away from Feyenoord, thrives on and is a great player. I'm not saying that JP [Boetius] will, which depends on himself. But some players need a different environment, refreshment.”

Boetius, 21, has made 30 appearances at De Kuip this season, scoring four goals and registering three assists. It has been something of a poor campaign by the youngster’s standards, with last season reaching impressive heights, when he netted 10 goals and registered 10 assists in 29 games.

Many were even calling him the better prospect than Memphis Depay, who has just secured a transfer from PSV to Manchester United.

However, he has not been as productive this term, and Rutten believes that is due to a discontent on Boetius’s behalf, with the interest from Tottenham turning his head.

The current Feyenoord head coach clearly believes Boetius will continue to improve, and at his young age the Dutch international has incredible potential. However, Rutten believes that to reach this potential Boetius needs to move away from De Kuip, and with Tottenham’s interest, that opens the door for Spurs to make an offer for him.

It looks as if there would be little chance of an offer being rejected by Feyenoord if Spurs submitted a formal approach, and the Lilywhites could do much worse than enjoy the unlimited potential of a real youthful talent for years to come.

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