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63-cap Tottenham target reveals intention to complete summer transfer

WitselThe good news keeps on coming for Tottenham Hotspur and the fans in the Transfer Tavern are now celebrating some positive news on the transfer front.

The Evening Standard quotes Zenit St Petersburg midfielder Axel Witsel as revealing his intention to leave Russian football for a bigger league, with Spurs amongst the clubs linked with the Belgian international’s signature.

27-year-old Witsel has spent four years in Russia and, despite regularly being linked with a move to one of Europe’s top leagues, he’s never challenged himself fully, with his previous experiences coming with Benfica and Standard Liege.

Now though, as Witsel’s contract enters it’s final year, the 63-cap Belgium ace told La Derniere Heure he has new plans.

“I still have a contract for one more year come June and the club know how I feel. I would like to play in a bigger league,”

“I cannot say that I will 100 per cent leave, but we have not held talks over a new deal and my intention is to leave this summer. I want to focus on finishing the season on a high, then there’s the Euros and then we will see what happens.”

“I spoke to a number of clubs last summer, but it was not about money for Zenit. They wanted to keep me because of the Champions League and there was no time to sign a replacement.”

At the European Championships, where Belgium enter the tournament as one of the favourites, Witsel will have the chance to display his talents to any interested party and Zenit themselves are likely to accept a sale whilst they can still land a fee for his services.

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