The International Break pretty much sucks if you only care about club football. This season has been crazy, so throwing these breaks doesn't help us as we continue to watch the story of the season unfold before us. Of course, they're necessary as the Euro 2016 qualification continues. Today, Belgium are trying to lock up a spot in the Euros against Andorra, which they are expected to do. While waiting for this match to start, I caught a funny little tweet from our old friend Kristof Terreur:
Seems like #THFC target Laurent Depoitre will start against Andorra, not Romelu Lukaku. https://t.co/lZo7KjzSn4— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) October 9, 2015
This seems rather out of the blue, but it apparently is just something going through the standard newswaves. The Telegraph reported this a couple of days ago, and there was one specific quote that stuck out from Fred Herpoel:
Former Gent goalkeeper Fred Herpoel confirmed Tottenham’s interest in Depoitre by saying: "Depoitre, I think he will soon leave Gent. I do not know if it will be for January, but in any case I think he will go to England at Tottenham. He has no offer, but I know that Tottenham are closely following him."
Now, the Telegraph's article isn't Bat Country as they're usually a decent outlet to get your daily rumors from, but they're not perfect. Kristof, on the other hand, has proven that he is very much tuned into Belgian football. He was spot on with the Toby Alderweireld saga every step of the way as well as Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City, so he's definitely worth the follow on Twitter.
As for Depoitre, he's a 26-year-old striker who currently stars for Gent. He is very much a "back-to-the-goal" target man at 6'3" tall. He isn't going to blow anyone away with pace but he could end up being another option to spell Harry Kane when necessary, though it appears that Clinton N'Jie has fit into the squad much faster than expected and has been put up top as the primary backup. Depoitre more than likely wouldn't cost Spurs much as he's only valued at about £2m by most outlets, but Gent likes being in the Champions League this year and would probably ask for more if they want to stick around in the top competition, though they are currently in last place in their group.
This looks to be like it holds water and may become an option in January, so we'll probably hear more about it as we get closer to the next transfer window.