Tottenham Hotspur target Denis Zakaria snubbed Arsenal

Denis Zakaria is seen during a training session at Borussia Moenchengladbach Training Camp on January 10, 2019 in Jerez, Spain.

Tottenham have been linked to Denis Zakaria.

 

Denis Zakaria is seen during a training session at Borussia Moenchengladbach Training Camp on January 10, 2019 in Jerez, Spain.

Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing a move for midfielder Denis Zakaria, report SkySports.

Spurs chief scout Steve Hitchen has flown out to watch him starring for Borussia Moenchengladbach.

 

Zakaria could already have been starring in North London, having come close to signing for Arsenal in 2017.

He snubbed the Gunners, signing for Moenchengladbach instead, with Blick reporting Arsenal's interest.

Zakaria was quoted by Weltfussball: "There was interest from England, which I can confirm, but the people at Borussia really fought very hard for me.

"I had the impression that they wanted me absolutely, that impressed me, my [gut] feeling told me that Gladbach is the best choice for me. In time I can go on to an even larger club; the past has often proved that."

Switzerland's forward Josip Drmic (L) celebrates with Switzerland's midfielder Denis Zakaria after scoring his team's second goal  during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match...

Zakaria went onto earn a spot in Switzerland's World Cup squad, vindicating his decision to join Moenchengladbach.

This season he has been in and out of the side, starting eight Bundesliga matches and featuring as a substitute seven times.

The 22-year-old still has some improvement to make, but he may fancy his chances learning under Mauricio Pochettino if Spurs now make their move.

 

Denis Zakaria is seen during a training session at Borussia Moenchengladbach Training Camp on January 10, 2019 in Jerez, Spain.

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