'We will keep him'- Manager suggests Tottenham are set to miss out on £31m-rated Ange Postecoglou target

Antonio Nusa already has four caps for Norway despite being just 18 years old.
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Club Brugge manager Ronny Deila says he wants to keep Antonio Nusa despite Tottenham's strong interest in the forward. LondonWorld reported last week that Spurs were looking at the 18-year-old Norwegian as their next January transfer target after signing Timo Werner and Radu Dragusin.

Sources say the Lilywhites are looking at sealing a deal in the region of £26million and have offered to loan the player back to Brugge for the remainder of the season, but Brugge value him around £31million.

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Asked if there was a chance Nusa would leave the club in the remaining days of the transfer window, manager Deila said it was only a matter of time even though he'd prefer to keep him.

He told reporters in Belgium and quoted by the Evening Standard: "If it doesn't happen now, it will be this summer.

"The most important thing is that he stays focused and wants to get better. I think he is handling [the speculation] well, because he is still young.

"Now, a decision has to be made and he has to do the best he can for us. I hope and think we will keep him until June. And then, he will be even more ready to leave."

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Nusa already has four caps for Norway, scoring on his senior debut against Jordan last year. He has emerged as one of the brightest prospects on the continent and made his Champions League debut for Brugge 18 months ago. Newcastle United have also had a look at him, even though it's Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou who is keen on him.