Alderweireld urges Belgium teammate Batshuayi to consider Tottenham move, despite likely Chelsea deal

Michy Batshuayi's international colleague has made one final attempt to lure him to Tottenham Hotspur.

Alderweireld urges Belgium teammate Batshuayi to consider Tottenham move, despite likely Chelsea deal
Batshuayi has helped Alderweireld's Belgium into the last eight at Euro 2016 (photo: Getty Images)

Toby Alderweireld has made one last attempt to urge international teammate Michy Batshauayi into a summer move to Tottenham Hotspur, despite the striker being seemingly destined for Chelsea

The talented striker has been linked with a move away from Marseille for months now, as the Ligue 1 are desperate for funds, therefore ready to cash in on their prized talent.

Striker is hit property

England has always seemed like the most likely destination, with Crystal Palace and West Ham United interested in addition to Spurs and Chelsea.

Palace reportedly lodged a bid in the last week, said to be just over £31million, but were quickly rebuffed by Batshauyi, who is said to be looking for European football. Hence, Chelsea's interest, as manager Antonio Conte looks to strengthen his squad ahead of his debut season in London.

Still, Spurs have retained their interest all the way through the process, as Mauricio Pochettino looks to add more goals to his frontline, after Harry Kane struggled for support last season.

Alderweireld would like to see Michy at Spurs

Asked about the topic whilst at Euro 2016 with Belgium, Spurs defender Alderweireld said "yes of course", when posed with the question about whether or not he'd like his teammate to sign for Tottenham, adding "he has a lot of qualities".

One of the problems that has been mentioned when linking Batshuayi with Spurs is the fact that they only play one up front, and a man of his talent wouldn't be second choice, a problem as Pochettino already has the aforementioned Kane at his proposal.

Alderweireld admitted that this would be an issue, quipping "the problem is that at this position Tottenham already has Harry Kane", before noting that he's well aware that "there is a lot of interest in Batshuayi", possibly referring to the likely Chelsea deal.

Alderweireld admitted that Michy would struggle to replace Kane (photo: Getty)
Alderweireld admitted that Michy would struggle to replace Kane (photo: Getty)