Spurs close in on £10m-rated talent.
Tottenham are the favourites to sign Montpellier star Younes Belhanda after Fenerbahce pulled out a deal to sign the winger.
It was widely reported that the Turkish oufit had landed the talented 22-year-old but the club’s vice-president, Abdullah Kigili, has insisted that Montpellier’s asking price is too high.
“We met with Belhanda. However, the current price being quoted is too high,” confirmed Kigili.
“As soon as we tell the media who we are negotiating with the player’s price increases.”
Manchester City and Tottenham have been credited with an interested in the tricky winger, who helped Montpellier claim a shock Ligue 1 title last season.
And French daily L’Equipe reports the reason talks between Fenerbahce and Belhanda broke down is because the Moroccan international wants to join the North London club this month.
Meanwhile, Montepellier owner Louis Nicollin says he has spoken to Belhanda and confirmed the player wants to leave the Stade de la Mosson, admitting he was unhappy with the youngster form this term.
“I think he wants to leave. I’m not angry but since the start of the season I don’t think he’s met expectations or lived up to the promise he’d shown. It’s normal he wants to move on & catch fire elsewhere. I think it’s finished for him at Montpellier.”
“The price? If it rises to €15m then everything’s good. Hazard left Lille for €42m euros.”
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