Spurs target will be free to move this summer, says Montpellier owner.
French starlet Younes Belhanda will be allowed to move to a bigger club this summer, the owner of Montpellier has confirmed.
The Metro reports that Tottenham will move for the talented attacking midfielder, though he is likely to have plenty of other suitors, after being linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United in recent months.
A bid of £8million would probably be enough to land Belhanda, who played an important part in Montpellier’s surprise Ligue 1 triumph last season.
Arsenal have already signed Belhanda’s former team-mate Olivier Giroud on the back of that successful campaign, and the striker has gone on to have a decent first season in English football.
Belhanda is arguably a more exciting prospect, and may be tempted by a move to White Hart Lane if Spurs can achieve Champions League qualification this season.
Spurs will want to add to their squad to compete at the top level in Europe, and may find that attacking players are a must, especially if Real Madrid target Gareth Bale leaves the club.
Belhanda looks like he’d be a relatively straightforward transfer after club owner Louis Nicollin suggested the club would not stand in his way if he chose to leave.
“The door is open for Younes to find a bigger club,” he said.
“I don’t know where he’ll go yet but he wants to leave.
“I want at least £8million for him.”