Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is annoyed at the delay in extending his contract at White Hart Lane, and we are apparently looking to take advantage of the situation, according to the Telegraph.
The report suggests he is keen to remain with Spurs, but his frustration is growing over the contract delays.
“I play every game like it is my last game,” Bentaleb said.
“I give everything on the pitch. I’ve been working really hard and it’s normal for me to want to get rewarded.
“We’ve been negotiating for nearly nine months now, since September, and it’s getting really long and, of course, I’m getting a little bit tired of it.”
The Algerian star has played an important role in Tottenham’s season, and was one of the standout performers in a distinctly average side.
The Telegraph claim Tottenham run the risk of losing Bentaleb if they don’t sort things out quickly though, with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and now us interested in luring him away.
Champions League football would surely be an enticing prospect for the youngster, and Tottenham don’t look like breaking into the top four any time soon. We could do a lot worse than Bentaleb, and if we can bring him to the Emirates it could prove an excellent bit of business.
He is somewhat similar to Mikel Arteta in many ways, as he sits deep and sets the pace. He is more agile than our ageing Spaniard though, and could have a bright future ahead of him – hopefully not at Tottenham.