Spurs want £13m full-back who models his game on Kyle Walker – report
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Spurs want £13m full-back who models his game on Kyle Walker - report

Spurs are reportedly still keeping tabs on Zeki Celik, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

Although Tottenham bought Emerson Royal this summer, the outlet claims they’re still very much interested in the Lille right-back.

Spurs aren’t the only club apparently still keen on Celik, however.

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Tuttomercatoweb claims Atletico Madrid and Fiorentina have eyes on the Turkey international too.

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Celik helped his team win the Ligue 1 title last term, and this season, he continues to impress for his side.

The 24-year-old has made 11 appearances this season – nine in the league and two in the Champions League.

Although Lille aren’t hitting the heights of last term, Celik remains one of the most in-form players in the French top flight.

Spurs were linked with the full-back over the past two transfer windows.

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In 2020, The Telegraph claimed Celik was one of Jose Mourinho’s top targets before signing Matt Doherty.

And last year, the Evening Standard reported interest in the £13million-valued ace from Tottenham as well as Arsenal and Manchester United.

Celik’s Lille contract runs until the summer of 2023.

Celik – inspired by former Spurs ace Kyle Walker

In 2018, Celik named Kyle Walker as one of his inspirations, alongside the likes of Thomas Meunier, Maicon and Dani Alves.

“I’ve been watching him since he played in Tottenham,” he told the Turkish Football Federation, via 90Min.

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“Sometimes Guardiola also plays himself as a centre-back – something I have done myself.

“[I also watch] Thomas Meunier at PSG. There used to be Maicon.

“I really like the attacking features of Dani Alves. I watch them and imitate them.”

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