Fred Herpoel confirms Tottenham are scouting Gent striker Laurent Depoitre

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Tottenham are scouring Belgian striker Laurent Depoitre.

Speaking to RTL Sport, former Gent striker Fred Herpoel has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur have been scouting Laurent Depoitre, admitting that he is expecting the striker to leave Belgium for England soon.

He said: “Depoitre, I think he will soon leave Gent. I do not know if it will be for January, but in any case I think he will go to England at Tottenham. He has no offer, but I know that Tottenham are closely following him.”

Depoitre still has two years left on his contract with Genk, although it is very likely that Spurs would be able to offer a large financial package for the 26-year-old if they want to sign him in the January transfer window.

If not, it is more likely that the Lilywhites will move in the summer, when Depoitre has just one year left on his deal, and Gent could be forced to sell.

Who is Laurent Depoitre?

The 26-year-old striker currently plays for Gent, and has spent his entire career in his homeland of Belgium.He started his career with Peruwelz, before enjoying spells with Eendracht and KV Oostende before moving to Gent last summer.

He enjoyed a fairly successful season last term, scoring 14 goals and registering nine assists in 40 games, but this season has seen Depoitre hit top form, netting four times in just seven games. He has even been playing Champions League football for the Belgian club.

Spurs are on the lookout for a new striker, with Harry Kane shouldering the burden of leading the line by himself, and Depoitre is a player with a small reputation, but a goal record and style of play which could make him a success in England.

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