Nottingham Forest allowed Loic Bade to go back to Rennes in January and now Tottenham want to sign him. The centre-back didn’t play a single minute of action at the City Ground and now he’s starring at Sevilla in La Liga.
According to The Mirror (23/04; page 74), the man who didn’t make a single appearance for Forest is now wanted by another club in the Prmeier League ahead of the summer.
On Thursday night, Bade’s name was etched in lights. He scored the second goal as Sevilla stunned Manchester United 3-0 to reach the semi-final of the Europa League.
He’s quite averse to popping up with a goal from set pieces. This was his third of the campaign and it’s clearly something that he’s got in his locker from corners and free-kicks.
Now, Tottenham are keen to take a chance on the 23-year-old. He will be a wanted man during the summer; although it’s believed that Sevilla have the option to sign him permanently for £12 million.
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Bade is likely to be available to other clubs for around £10 million. That has alerted Tottenham with the North Londoners desperate for a change in fortunes, particularly defensively next season.
On Sunday, Spurs were beaten 6-1 by Newcastle. They found themselves 5-0 down after just 21 minutes with their fans departing in droves way before the second half had got underway.
Tottenham now want Bade after failed Forest spell
Bade proved a really bizarre signing for Forest. He signed with the intention of providing a bit of pace for the Forest backline. However, he didn’t play a single minute of competitive action at the City Ground.
What was even more bizarre was that he was at the club during a time when defensively they needed some pace. Steve Cook was often preferred and he’s not even been included in the squad for the second half of the campaign.
He can play though and he’s clearly got something. After a 2-0 win over Valencia last weekend, the defender was called ‘impeccable’ by Sevillisimo in their player ratings section.
With Bade now shining at Sevilla and Tottenham keen, perhaps Forest will live to rue their decision not to give the player more of an opportunity in the Premier League.