Tottenham are set to land Moroccan wonderkid, Zakaria Bakkali, after the 18-year-old turned down a new contract with PSV Eindhoven, according to the Metro.
Bakkali has made a name for himself after impressing in Eredivisie, scoring three goals in 16 appearances – which has alerted the Premier League club. The youngster still has a year left on his PSV deal, but the club have vowed to freeze him out of the first team throughout his final year, unless he agrees to sign a new contract with the club.
Premier League move
The player is reluctant to agree to a new long-term deal with the club, as he has recently been left out of the team due to a lack of tactical discipline, which the player feels is unfair. He is demanding guaranteed first team football if they club want to keep him, which PSV are refusing to offer him.
Spurs have been monitoring the situation for months, and could be ready to pounce now that the relationship between the club and player appears to be at breaking point.
PSV rate their highly promising winger at around £5 million and Tottenham are hoping to wrap up a deal quickly, with Manchester City also expressing an interest in the youngster.
City would be prepared to table a larger wage packet to land the player, but Tottenham appears to be his favoured option, as he feels he would be more likely to be given opportunities in the first-team at White Hart Lane.
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