Nantes president admits he might have to sell Tottenham and Liverpool target Jordan Veretout

France Football

The Ligue 1 outfit are struggling to keep hold of the French under-21 international.

Nantes chairman Waldemar Kita has been discussing the future of one of his club’s star players this afternoon, with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool keen on the player.

He has been discussing Jordan Veretout – who is said to be wanted by the Premier League duo.

Earlier this month the Pole said that Veretout was not for sale but he has admitted that if Veretout wants too much money in his wages than Nantes will have to sell the player – although he is not happy about it.

He is quoted by L’Equipe:

"That would really piss me off.

"The problem is that there is a tax in France that does not exist elsewhere. If he has a delusional salary, he comes to see me and he decides to leave, it will be difficult to oppose. I will not have a choice.

"I can just kiss him and wish him good luck.

"We can not always be selfish, protectionist and paternalistic. Jordan has a career to manage. I will not stop his footballing and economic development."

It was reported by L’Equipe earlier this week that Tottenham had lodged a €15 million (£10.6 million) bid for the player.

However today the same paper reports that Liverpool are keen on the player and that he would prefer a move to Anfield, as he thinks there is less competition at Liverpool in his midfield position compared to Tottenham’s midfield area.

Veretout is a French under-21 international and has developed a reputation as one of France’s top young talents. He played 32 times last season, scoring once and bagging seven assists from the heart of Nantes midfield.

It seems that Nantes are ready to let him go at the right price this summer and that Liverpool are the front-runners.

So this is a deal to keep tabs on this month.

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