‘New Xavi’ set to snub Tottenham interest

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Tottenham Hotspur starlet target Jordy Clasie appears set to shun reported interest in his services in favour of a stay at Feyenoord.

The 21-year-old, who has been capped twice at senior level by the Netherlands, is being linked with moves to both Serie ‘A’ and the Premier League, with Roma, Juventus and AC Milan also thought to be keen on the player.

Spurs were reportedly leading the charge from England, according to the Daily Mirror earlier in the week, but agent Wessel Weezenberg insists the defensive-midfielder has no plans to leave Rotterdam and is enjoying life at De Kuip.

"I still think it is rumours. Jordy is 21 years old, he plays at a club with great fans and plays every week in an impressive stadium," Weezenberg told CalcioMercato, as quoted on

"He is now developing rapidly. He plays every week and is now in the Dutch national team. There is really no reason to leave. The club will not want to let him go. He is one of the most popular players of Feyenoord, a departure this winter? I think not."

Having earned comparisons with Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez, it’s not hard to see why Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas is keeping tabs on the player.

And, with a valuation in the region of £5 million, Spurs would certainly have no problem paying the required amount to bring the player to White Hart Lane.

The stumbling block would appear to be the player’s commitment to Feyenoord however, and a move to join Tottenham now looks unlikely in the first month of 2013.

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