High-earning midfielder to leave Tottenham after falling down pecking order- report
By Amir Mir
Tottenham are set to offload their academy graduate Nabil Bentaleb, according to a report.
Football Insider reported in May that Spurs are prepared to sell the midfielder despite him signing a five-year contract last July.
French outlet Le Buteur claim Tottenham are willing to sell the youngster for as little as £8.25million this summer as his future at White Hart Lane looks increasingly bleak.
The Algerian international had previously excelled at the north London club, despite his tender age, but injuries reduced his season to only 11 appearances in the last campaign.
The acquisition of anchorman Victor Wanyama from Southampton for a fee of £11million has further pushed the 21-year-old down the Spurs pecking order.
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It is said that Tottenham are willing to sell the youngster for a cut-price fee with the likes of French champions Paris St-Germain and Italian club Napoli interested in his signature.
A defensive-minded midfielder, Bentaleb made his Spurs senior debut in 2013 as an 18-year-old, he impressed supporters with his technically proficient and strong performances from the middle of the park, but the rise of Eric Dier and injury problems has reduced his first team appearances.
It is said a culmination of injuries and form has prompted manager Mauricio Pochettino to sanction the sale of the youngster.