Agent of Laurent Depoitre comments on Tottenham’s reported interest in striker

Tottenham have been linked with a January move for Laurent Depoitre.

Gent striker Depoitre has been linked with a January transfer to Tottenham, and his agent has confirmed to ESPN that there is a wealth of interest in the recent capped Belgian international, although he is not sure that Spurs have made contact yet.

Rene Vijt, Depoitre’s agent, said: “As far as I know there have been no negotiations [with Tottenham], but there is a lot of interest in him. He is still under contract with Gent, and they want to remain champions so they will not want to lose him. Negotiations will be tough, but that matter depends on Gent and any agreement with any interested club. He is happy in Gent, but try to find me a player that does not want to play in the Premier League.”

Whilst making it sound as if a move if not at the forefront of Depoitre's mind, Vijt makes it clear that the Premier League is a big draw to any player.

The 26-year-old, who has been in the best form of his career in recent months, is currently Gent’s first-choice striker, and it was his 12 goals in 29 games which helped the club to the Belgian title last season.

He has started this campaign in even better form - with four goals from seven games - and he made his Belgium debut at the weekend, scoring his first goal on his first appearance.

The Independent ran the report stating that Spurs have been looking at him, and although Depoitre’s agent has not confirmed nor denied whether the Lilwyhites want him, he has admitted that there is a lot of interest in the forward.

Tottenham’s interest in Depoitre seemed to appear from nowhere, and it now appears as if a number of sides will be challenging them for the hot shot forward in January.

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