Just 24 hours ago, the agent of Spurs midfielder Nacer Chadli was talking up a loan move during January as his client looked for more game time ahead of the 2014 world cup. With the Belgian international on the fringes of the Tottenham side, Daniel Evrard was hinting that the best solution all round was a temporary deal away from White Hart Lane.
“His situation is not easy at Tottenham at the moment. The World Cup is arriving so it’s a problem,” Evrard is quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
“For him to play at the World Cup it’s important so why not a loan? We haven’t spoken to Tottenham yet but I know there are clubs interested in him.”
Today however, it seems that all that has changed with the agent backtracking on his comments after talks with the club.
“Nacer has thought about a loan, but after a good conversation with the club, we have decided to stay,” Evrard said today (Thursday).
“Spurs is still the best choice. You can’t compare Nacer’s situation with Kevin De Bruyne’s situation at Chelsea, who almost didn’t play in the last six months.”
Evrard concluded by claiming that Chadli isn’t concerned about losing his Belgian squad place.
“Nacer’s always in the squad and gets his minutes. He isn’t afraid to lose his place in the Belgian national squad.”
None of these proposed loan deals looked particularly likely but should Nacer Chadli be used more at Spurs or have you seen enough of him already?