Dynamo Batumi owner Archil Beridze has expressed his intention to hold on to rumoured Tottenham target Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, although he admitted that doing so will not be easy.

Kvaratskhelia’s agent Timur Gurtskaya revealed last summer that the winger seriously considered leaving Rubin Kazan, naming Spurs among the clubs who showed an interest in his client (Sport Business).

Spurs are said to have reignited their interest in the 21-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window (Gazzetta dello Sport) while their North London rivals Arsenal and Napoli are also said to be keen on landing the player (Area Napoli).

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Kvaratskhelia terminated his contract at Rubin Kazan and signed a two-year deal with Georgian club Dinamo Batumi but reports previously indicated that the youngster is set to make a big move in the summer (Il Mattino).

However, Beridze has now insisted that Batumi are ambitious and wish to hold on to the Georgian international.

The Batumi owner told Championat about Kvaratskhelia’s future: “Today, Kvaratskhelia is a Dynamo player. I only think of him fully realising himself here. 

“Of course, although we understand that (keeping him) is not easy. Different circumstances played a role (in the transfer). The player also wanted to play for us. 

“The fact is that this is an indicator of our ambitions. Now we have to get into the main European competitions. Not the Champions League yet, but definitely the Europa League.”

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I doubt Kvaratskhelia would want to continue plying his trade in Georgia if clubs from the Premier League and the Serie A come knocking. However, I would be surprised if the likes of Arsenal or Spurs make a move for the 21-year-old as he is yet to prove that he is ready to play for a top side. 

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