Genk midfielder, Kristian Thorstvedt has admitted that he has always dreamed of following in the footsteps of his father, Erik Thorstvedt, by playing for Tottenham Hotspur one day.
Erik spent eight years at White Hart Lane after moving to the club in 1988, serving as Tottenham’s number one for the majority of that time. He also won nearly a hundred caps for Norway, including a starring role in the 1994 World Cup.
Kristian, like his father, has gone on to represent his country after impressing for Genk following his move to Belgium in January of last year.
The young midfielder, whose style of play has been compared with Chelsea legend Frank Lampard due to his knack for scoring goals from midfield, was linked with a move away from Genk this summer but he ended up staying put at the club.
The 22-year-old has now admitted that he is quite relaxed about his future and that he is not in a hurry to leave Belgium.
He told Norwegian outlet Dagsavisen: “Of course, things concerning me are brought to my attention and I have an agent who keeps me informed.
“But at the moment I don’t really care much about it. In this transfer window, I think it was beneficial for my development to stay put in Belgium. But we don’t know what will happen in the future.”
When asked if he wants to follow his father’s footsteps by joining Tottenham, the midfielder responded: “That has always been in my dreams, but a lot must happen for it to become a reality. I try not to think much about it.
“It has always been Spurs for me.- I am happy in Belgium. I have lots of games to look forward to in the league, the domestic cup and in the European cup.”
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Kristian Thorstvedt does fit the profile of players Paratici has targetted this window given the midfielder’s age and the promise he has shown over the last couple of years.
However, the fact that he is a son of a Spurs legend will not have any bearing on Tottenham’s decision whether or not to go for him as there can be no room for sentimentality when trying to get the best deals in the transfer window.
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