Wednesday 28 September 2016

Spurs in 'advanced talks' with €32m Belgian striker

The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances for the French club

Samuel Stevens

Published 12/02/2016 | 11:31

Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi
Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in the summer.

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The 22-year-old has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances for the French club and was subject to intense speculation linking him with a move to White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.

Despite Marseille’s insistence to the contrary, Belgian international Batshuayi appears likely to join Spurs for €32m (£25m) at the end of the summer, according to the Metro. Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager, has been desperate to sign attacking cover for months but failed with a long-term pursuit of West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino.

The Argentine has managed to spearhead a stunning title challenge without securing extra fire-power, however, with the North London outfit just five points behind Premier League leaders Leicester City.

Pochettino wanted to reunite Harry Kane with his former England under-21s strike partner and is waiting for news from the Spurs hierarchy.

Tottenham were prepared to spend up to £23m six months ago but they now believe the moment has been lost. The 22-year-old has been subject to interest from Stoke City and Newcastle United in recent weeks.

(© Independent News Service)

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