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Axel Witsel has opened the door to a list of suitors, including Tottenham, after stating that he wants to play in a bigger league.

Currently playing under former Spurs boss, André Villas-Boas, at Zenit St Petersburg, the midfielder was subdue to much speculation over a move to North London last summer.

“I still have a contract for one more year come June and the club know how I feel,” Witsel told Belgian newspaper, La Derniere Heure.

“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.

The 27-year-old was signed from Benfica for a fee of €40million in 2012, but with little left on his contract it would be preposterous for the Russian club to ask for anywhere near that figure.
And with compatriots, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Moussa Dembélé and Nacer Chadli already at White Hart Lane; as well as near-on guaranteed Champions League for next term, it would come as a very tempting prospect for the Witsel.

 

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