Koen Casteels has distanced himself from a potential summer switch to Tottenham Hotspur, telling Sport1 he sees no reason to walk away from VFL Wolfsburg.
A Gareth Bale-inspired thrashing of Sheffield United yesterday may have boosted Spurs’ hopes of playing Champions League football again next term but, as it stands, Wolfsburg look far more likely to secure a seat at Europe’s top table.
Despite a defeat to Borussia Dortmund last time out, Oliver Glasner’s well-drilled side are third in the Bundesliga with just three games remaining.
So, if Casteels wants to prove himself among the elite, why would he leave a Wolfsburg side enjoying their best season since Kevin De Bruyne’s 2014/15 heyday?
“It’s not (as if) I still have the absolute goal of moving there,” Casteels said when asked whether he would consider a move to the Premier League during the upcoming transfer window.
“If so, it would have to be a real improvement (on Wolfsburg). I feel very happy here in Wolfsburg and in the Bundesliga. (A departure) is absolutely not necessary.
“I feel very comfortable here and I don’t see any big reason to change anything at the moment.”
In March, the Daily Mail reported Tottenham had identified 28-year-old Casteels as a replacement for the ageing Hugo Lloris.