Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is far from happy at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb has told The Telegraph that he is 'getting tired' of contract negotiations, whilst also admitting that he has interest from Champions League clubs.
Bentaleb, 20, joined Spurs from Dunkerque in 2012, and is now a fixture of the first team, playing a huge role in Mauricio Pochettino's midfield.
The Algerian international is considered as one of the top up-and-coming Premier League midfielders after an impressive season, playing 35 games in all competitions for Tottenham.
However, whilst he has watched fellow youngsters Ryan Mason and Harry Kane win new contracts for their displays this season, Bentaleb has yet to be rewarded with a pay rise himself.
Bentaleb still has three years left on his contract at White Hart Lane but having become such a key player this season, he clearly feels that he should be paid accordingly - and so far, there has been little movement on a new contract to appease Bentaleb.
Now, speaking to The Telegraph, Bentaleb has admitted that he is growing frustrated over his situation at Spurs, and has even revealed that he has interest from Champions League clubs as his future in North London grows increasingly uncertain.
"I play every game like it is my last game. I give everything on the pitch," said Bentaleb. "I’ve been working really hard and it’s normal for me to want to get rewarded. We’ve been negotiating for nearly nine months now, since September, and it’s getting really long and, of course, I’m getting a little bit tired of it."
"But I still work hard. It doesn’t change how hard I work. I will still be the same person. But sometimes it is annoying when you don’t feel treated as you should be. This season was a really good season for me and I’ve had some interest from big clubs, from Champions League clubs. I’m really flattered," he added.
Tottenham fans will now worry that Bentaleb will look to engineer a summer move away from White Hart Lane, whilst the pressure is likely to increase on chairman Daniel Levy, who is often seen as an unpopular figure amongst Spurs fans - and unless he can tie up a deal with Bentaleb soon, he may have some questions to answer from angry Tottenham supporters.
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