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Tottenham star rejected January loan switch

Nacer ChadliTottenham supporters are enjoying a quiet Sunday evening in the Football Transfer Tavern as they reflect on their season so far.

With no Spurs matches this weekend because of their lack of FA Cup involvement, attention has turned to assessing the team and where they think they can realistically finish for the campaign.

After seeing Gareth Bale join Real Madrid in a world record deal, Spurs went on on a huge spending spree that saw over £100 million being forked out by now former manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The arrivals have been a mixed bag with only a few of the incomings matching the expectations. One of those who is yet to fully deliver at White Hart Lane is midfielder Nacer Chadli.

The Belgian winger arrived in a £12 million deal from FC Twente with a building reputation in front of him, but aside from a few glimpses of quality, we are yet to see the best from the 25-year-old.

Interestingly enough, Metro today report that Chadli was offered the chance to find regular football elsewhere in January as Premier League rivals Swansea City tried to secure him for the rest of the season.

The Belgian international told the newspaper that he decided to remain at White Hart Lane to fight for his place. He said: “It was a possibility, but it is in the past,

“I had to make a decision and my decision was to stay. Everything was not clear so I wanted to stay at Tottenham and play for my club. I have signed for five years and I’m happy.

“When I came to Spurs, I knew I wasn’t going to play in every game as we have 60 matches in a season.

“I came and got injured, played, got injured again and so I haven’t played as much as I have wanted, but we have a big squad with a lot of good players and we have to compete with each other. I have to work hard in training and show it when I play.”

Tottenham fans. Do you think Chadli has a long-term future at White Hart Lane? Let us know your thoughts below.

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