£10m Arsenal & Tottenham Hotspur target holds no grudge over failed January move
Arsenal & Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Younes Belhanda committed to Montpellier
Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Younes Belhanda insists he holds no grudges over a failed move away from Montpellier in the January transfer window.
The 22-year-old Morocco international was expected to leave the French champions last month, and was reported to have agreed personal terms with Fenerbache over a move to Turkey.
However, the switch failed to materialise, with Belhanda set to stay in Ligue 1 for the rest of the season. He’s still committed to the cause though, and is happy to continue working hard at the Stade de la Mosson.
"I am 100 per cent focused on this club. I had a proposition (from Fenerbahce), the club didn't accept it, and there is no problem with that," he told L’Equipe.
Both Spurs and the Gunners have been linked with a move for Belhanda in the past, and both were tipped to make moves in the first month of the New Year.
Indeed, reports in The Daily Mail at the end of December claimed Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas was set to offer £10million for the player in the first few days of the month.
But, with Lewis Holtby drafted in at White Hart Lane, no bid was forthcoming.
Arsenal, meanwhile, were reportedly ‘offered’ the player by Montpellier last month.
However, manager Arsene Wenger refrained from strengthening his midfield at the Emirates Stadium, and instead signed Nacho Monreal.