24-year-old candidly reveals hint that he wants Tottenham move

Former Spurs star Nabil Bentaleb has given a hint that he does want to secure a move back to the club he left less than two years ago.

The 24-year-old was one of several players signed by former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas in the summer of 2013, as the club looked to move on from Gareth Bale’s decision to join Real Madrid.

Bentaleb was given a few chances to grab a spot in the first team under Mauricio Pochettino but it turned out to be a failed spell in north London for him.

After leaving Tottenham in 2017, Bentaleb has improved his form in Germany and there have been rumours in the past about the possibility of a return to the Premier League.

In a new interview, the Algerian star has revealed that he does indeed wish he was still at Tottenham.

“I got injured and when I came back, I wanted to play so bad that I had some arguments (with Pochettino),” Bentaleb said

“I was a little bit frustrated, and I was learning basically. Being on the bench is a learning curve.

“I know I made mistakes. But they helped me learn, as a man. And they don’t stop me from sleeping at night. And if I was 24 right now, and I had been at Tottenham, I don’t think I would make the same mistakes.

“I would be a hypocrite to say that I would not like to be there, and I am not a hypocrite. But this is football.

“England gave me the chance,” he added. “Where I am from, in France, no-one gave that to me. So I am forever grateful to Tottenham, the whole club, the administration.

“They gave me an opportunity to make my dream, to realise my dream. I grew up from 16 in England, and I left at 20. I spent a lot of time there, made lots of friends. I love that country, I love the football over there.”