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Tottenham linked defender makes favoured move admission

The defender was speaking during the international break


One time Tottenham target Axel Disasi has admitted that should he leave Monaco, he would like to do so for a Premier League club in a boost to any hopes that the Lilywhites still harbour of signing him.

It was reported that Antonio Conte’s Tottenham side were keen on signing the centre-back as late as transfer deadline day, with a £42m price-tag having been placed on the youngster’s head by his current side.

Disasi, who has made 92 appearances for Monaco so far in his career, is also thought to be on the radars of PSG and Manchester United, both of whom are on the lookout for defensive additions.

The 24-year-old was part of France’s provisional squad for the Nations League clashes against Austria and Denmark but was eventually cut, with Arsenal’s William Saliba preferred to his compatriot.

And, with Disasi expected to be on the move in the coming years, a scramble is set to ensue for his signature, which Tottenham and Manchester United have been handed a major boost in.

This comes with the defender claiming that he would prioritise a Premier League switch over any other, despite alleged interest from around other European Leagues and across France.

“I like England a lot. I find it a very exciting championship, so that would be my choice of division”, the 24-year-old told Rothen s’enflamme radio station.

Tottenham chased star defenders over the summer, including being linked with moves for the likes of Josko Gvardiol, Pau Torres and Alessandro Bastoni.

Ultimately, however, they settled for Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet on an initial loan deal, which could be made permanent next summer for as little as 6m euros. Beyond this, though, they are expected to be back in the market for a new centre-back, and Disasi could feature among the targets.

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Ben Browning

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