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Belhanda Confirms Move Desire – Heading To North London?

By on February 26, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Arsenal and Tottenham target Younes Belhanda confirms his desire to play at the top level.

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Reported Arsenal and Tottenham target Younes Belhanda has confirmed his desire to play in the Champions League and opened the door to a summer move to the Premier League by naming England as one of his preferred destinations, according to the Express.

The report claims Arsenal, Tottenham and Italian giants Inter Milan showed interest in the Moroccan international during the January transfer window but the player decided to see out the remainder of the season with current club Montpellier.

However, Belhanda has now given encouragement to the north London duo to reignite their interest in the summer by revealing his dream is to play in the Champions League before claiming clubs in England are among those he’d like to play for.

“My dream is to play for a Champions League club.

“I am a born competitor and in countries like England, Spain and Italy, there are big clubs that I would like to play one day.” Belhanda is quoted as saying by talkSPORT

The Express suggest Arsenal may be gearing up for a busy summer in the transfer market with boss Arsene Wenger believed to have up to £70m to spend on new signings, while Spurs could also have funds to spend if they manage to secure a top-four finish.

With Belhanda claiming Champions League football is a priority for him, any potential move to either Arsenal or Tottenham may hinge on the London duo qualifying for the competition. Tottenham are firmly in the driving seat to do so, currently sitting in third place in the Premier League table and four points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal.

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Belhanda would be an excellent signing for either club if they manage to pull it off and he would provide a real goal-threat from midfield, with the 23-year-old scoring 7 goals and laying on 4 assists in 18 league games for Montpellier so far this season.

Would Arsenal or Tottenham fans like to see Belhanda join their club this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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5 Comments

  1. atid

    February 26, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    currently there are 33 players in the first team squad 24 plus 9 on loan, i would like to see a similar number next season though i would expect a number of departures and arrivals, here is how i would like the squad to look come august

    GK – Handanovic, szcesney, martinez
    D – Jamnaat Jenkinson yennaris Ambioretta Ogbonna Mertesacker Koscielny Vermaelen Monreal gibbs meade
    M – Capoue Wilshire cazorla wanyama arteta belhanda coquelin ramsey eisfeld
    F – jovetic villa walcott podolski giroud ryo campbell afobe chamberlain

    this means departures for
    fabianski mannone sagna squillaci djourou santos denilson frimpong diaby rosicky arshavin gervinho park chamakh bendtner. i would also probably move on henderson eastmond watt shea boateng galindo

    • atid

      February 26, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      oops omitted miquel from squad for next season though he is one of the players i would certainly send out on loan at the start along with martinez, yennaris, meade, eisfeld, coquelin, ryo, campbell, afobe

  2. samson

    February 26, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    You play well every club would like to have you.keep it up don’t lose hope

  3. samson

    February 26, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    You have my trust one day you will play in a big club,keep on working hard.

  4. Archimedes

    February 26, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Too many journeymen from Ligue 1, Chamakh, Gervinho etc. Better w Spain, Cazorla, Monreal. Think France FIFA ranking position is a problem nowadays and proven opponents to Barca and Real are quality.

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