Laurent Depoitre aware of Tottenham interest, confirms he will stay with Gent until end of the season

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Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want to sign Laurent Depoitre of Gent.

Depoitre has been a transfer target of Spurs since the summer, and the striker has told Nieuwsblad that he is aware of their interest but that he will not be leaving Gent until the summer.

When quizzed on the interest, Depoitre said: “The possible transfer keeps me really busy. I read it though: Tottenham and Lyon. But then I slide it aside, I do not call my agent every day. I would let everyone know that I always have been dreaming of a foreign adventure? What is certain: I play even until the end of the season at AA Gent and then we'll see.”

Depoitre was linked with Spurs last month by Het Nieuwsblad, who also reported on an interest from Lyon, after an impressive 2014/15 season in Belgian football.

The 27-year-old scored 12 goals in 29 league fixtures, his best ever personal return, and the tall and powerful forward broke into the Belgium international team due to his form.

This term has seen Depoitre slight struggle, with just six goals in 17 appearances, although he did net his first goal in the Champions League yesterday with a header against Zenit St. Petersburg.

He is a late bloomer in terms of his development, and appears to be wanted by Mauricio Pochettino due to his experience and ability to cover for Harry Kane, but right now, Depoitre has no desire to leave Gent before the end of the season.

Earlier this week, HLN reported that the forward had rejected all contract offers made to him by the Gent management, and it was confirmed that he will be sold either in January or the summer to prevent losing him for free in the summer of 2017 when his current deal expires.

With it confirmed by Depoitre himself that he will not be leaving Gent before the summer, it appears as if Spurs will be waiting until the end of this season to try and wrap up a deal for the towering striker.

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