Club president reveals £6.8m price tag for Spurs-linked striker 

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The president of Turkish club Hatayspor, Lutfu Savas has told any clubs that are interested in rumoured Tottenham target Aaron Boupendza to pay €8m (£6.8m) if they wish to sign the striker this summer.

Boupendza failed to hit the expected heights for Bordeaux after signing for the club as a youngster and, after three different loan spells where he failed to impress, the striker was sold by the Ligue 1 club to Hatayspor last summer.

The 24-year-old has exploded into life in his first season in Turkish football, with the versatile forward scoring 22 goals in all competitions last season.

90 min reported a few months ago that Spurs were interested in the Gabonese international but added that they could face competition from the likes of Leicester, West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Wolves for his signature.

Savas has now confirmed that Hatayspor have received offers from English clubs for Boupendza but insisted that the player will not be sold for anything less than the club’s valuation.

He told Sabah: “There are offers from four clubs from England, Italy and the Middle East. We are in contact with those clubs, we can sell Boupendza.

“We plan to sell him (but) we do not intend to give him away for less than €8m because we previously agreed a fee of €8m with Krasnodar.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

We were linked with Boupendza before the appointment of Fabio Paratici as the club’s managing director of football. So, it is safe to assume that our targets have since changed, with Spurs now rumoured to be after the likes of Dusan Vlahovic and Danny Ings.

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