“Whoa Dembele bum badum, whoa Dembele bum badum,” sing the Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern.
They love their Belgian midfielder but according to Metro, it’s another Belgian who narrowly missed out on Marc Wilmots’ World Cup squad who could soon be arriving at White Hart Lane.
Reports suggest that the North London club are in pole position to sign 18-year old Zakaria Bakkali who currently plays for Dutch side PSV Eindhoven.
Spurs have followed the Belgian youngster, who is of Moroccan descent, for months and are looking to fight off Manchester City to his signature.
He is rated as one of the best players in the Eredivisie but had been dropped from the first team plans at PSV following a row over his contract.
The Dutch club threatened to place him in the reserves until a deal was signed but instead Bakkali has now demanded a transfer away from the Netherlands with White Hart Lane his favoured destination.
Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to secure the pacey winger for £5 million and the club are hopeful a deal can be done sooner rather than later.
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