The Belgian striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League this summer.
Belgium's Michy Batshuayi celebrates after scoring their second goal
Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi has swiftly become one of the most wanted players in Europe this summer, with Tottenham Hotspur one team said to be considering a move for the Belgian.
Belgium's Toby Alderweireld in action with Italy's Eder
The latter has been speaking to the media today in Belgium ahead of a quarter-final clash with Wales in France and spoke about the potential signing of his international team-mate.
He told Het Nieuwsblad that he would be very happy if Spurs could get hold of Batshuayi – but admitted stumbling blocks in a potential deal:
"Do I hope Batshuayi is coming to Tottenham? Yes of course. He has a lot of qualities.
Tottenham's Harry Kane applauds fans after the game
“The problem of course is that Tottenham has Harry Kane in that position, while there is still a lot of interest for Batshuayi. "
Tottenham have been heavily linked with the Marseille striker all summer. It was recently reported by The Sun, after Batshuayi had scored against Hungary, that Spurs were still reluctant to meet Marseille’s asking price for the player and would also not pay him the reported £100,000-a-week wages he was hoping to secure at White Hart Lane – which would have made him the club’s joint highest earner.
In the meanwhile, it seems Crystal Palace have stolen in for the player, with a report from The Guardian suggesting that the Eagles have agreed a £31.6 million fee with the French club for Batshuayi’s services.