Tottenham's chances of landing in-form striker Laurent Depoitre have taken a new twist

Laurent Depoitre is not getting carried away with his sudden success, but how will Euro 2016 affect Tottenham's chances of landing the striker?

By his own admission, Laurent Depoitre has had an unforgettable 12 months.

The Gent striker led his side to winning the Belgian title for the very first time last season, and has been playing Champions League football as a result this time around.

Now he is making an impact on the international stage, scoring on his Belgium debut at the weekend in a 4-1 win over Andorra.

The win saw Belgium qualify for Euro 2016, but Depoitre is not taking his place for granted, or getting carried away by his success.

His form has seen him linked with Tottenham Hotspur over the past week, with The Mirror the latest paper to link the Premier League side with a January bid.

Now with a Euro 2016 spot to aim for, Tottenham's transfer chase takes on a new twist, with the player needing to make a decision which will benefit his chances of being picked.

He told Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade: "These are top moments in my career.Of course the European Championships next year I hope to be there, that's all a dream. However, I stand with my feet on the ground."

So the question becomes whether staying put, or moving on, is better for his international prospects?

At Gent he is clearly onto a good thing, and has caught the attention of boss Marc Wilmots, but for now remains behind Christian Benteke and Romelu Lukaku in the pecking order.

At Spurs he would have to compete for a position at club level, and while he can raise his profile and be more directly compared with his rivals, this could backfire if he is not a regular starter.

It will be an issue of whether he is prepared to take a gamble, and go all in on Tottenham boosting his international hopes, rather than leaving him short on guaranteed game time, for even if the finances prove right between the two clubs, there is a real risk that Depoitre could snub a move and decide to stay put mid-season.

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