Report: Spurs now eyeing move for 22-year-old £25m-rated midfielder

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According to The Sun, Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Genk midfielder Kristian Thorstvedt, son of former Spurs goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt.

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, having won 11 caps for Norway so far (Transfermarkt).

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder has established himself as a mainstay in Genk’s midfield following his move to Belgium from Norway two years ago.

Kristian told Norwegian outlet Dagsavisen last year that he has always supported Tottenham and that he dreams of following his father’s footsteps by playing for the North London club one day.

If The Sun’s latest update is to be believed, the midfielder could now get a chance to make his dream move to Spurs, with Antonio Conte’s men showing interest in him. 

The report alleges that Thorstvedt is valued at £25m by Genk amidst Tottenham’s interest.

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If Lo Celso, Ndombele and Dele leave before Monday’s deadline (or even if two of the three depart), then one would expect Spurs to bring in another attacking midfielder. 

Sofyan Amrabat, who Spurs are thought to be close to signing (Sky Sport Italia), is not someone who can play as an eight. Thorstvedt would certainly fit the profile that Antonio Conte’s men need. 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. If @ENIC cant afford to buy the decent players, I don’t know why they don’t just move aside and let someone who CAN afford to buy them step in instead.

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