Report: Gent set huge asking price for Laurent Depoitre, Tottenham have concrete interest

Belgian club Gent reportedly want £14m for Tottenham target Laurent Depoitre.

According to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Gent have slapped a €20m (£14m) asking price on striker Laurent Depoitre, with Tottenham allegedly having the most interest in him.

Depoitre, 26, is something of a late bloomer having risen up from the likes of Tournai, Peruwelz and Eendracht Aalst to eventually play for Oostende and now Gent.

With 14 goals last season, Depoitre made a real impact for Gent, helping them qualify for this year's Champions League - and he exploded in to life earlier this term.

With six goals in the opening 12 games of the season, Depoitre earned his first call-up to the Belgian national team, and even marked his debut with a goal against Andorra.

Since then, Depoitre has failed to score, and is now eight games without a goal in all competitions - but that hasn't slowed down interest in his signature.

Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad report that Gent's Champions League opponents Lyon are interested in Depoitre, but have been scared off by the €20m (£14m) asking price on his head.

With the French club seemingly out of the race for Depoitre's signature, it's stated that there is concrete interest in him from other clubs, but only one club is noted: Tottenham Hotspur.

Mauricio Pochettino's men still have little cover behind Harry Kane in attack, and a move to sign a big, physical striker like Depoitre could give Spurs a different dimension in the final third.

However, the Argentine should also consider that Depoitre is already nearly 27 and hasn't played outside of Belgium, whilst that recent goal drought has to be a concern too, especially if they would have to pay a huge £14m fee to sign him in January.

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