On January 19th, Het Laatste Nieuws reported Tottenham Hotspur wanted to pay more than €30m for Club Brugge’s Antonio Nusa.

Ronny Deila, who was then the Jupiler Pro League side’s manager, had stated the 18-year-old could leave, after Spurs showed interest.

Later that month, Tottenham made formal contact with Club Brugge, before they were left behind by Brentford in the transfer race. The Bees decided against going ahead with the deal after they found an issue during the medical.

Het Laatste Nieuws had a detailed chat with the winger to know his views after a failed move in the winter market.

The newspaper directly asked the Norway international about the ‘concrete interest’ shown by Tottenham and Brentford.

Responding to that, he said: “First and foremost: I had always intended to stay here until the summer. That also makes it much easier today.

“Suddenly a lot started to move. I spoke a few times with Brentford, including the coach [Thomas Frank], and was very excited. In the end, it didn’t happen – it’s things you can’t control.”

When asked if he ever had problems with his knee, Nusa explained: “That’s what it was about. All I can say is that I am 100% fit and never had any problems with that knee. In the end, it also became clear that there was no problem.”

Prior to Tottenham and Brentford interest, Chelsea showed up with a €30m bid towards the end of last summer, but he turned them down. As of now, the attacker wants to leave transfer thoughts until the summer.

“That wouldn’t help me in any case, no. I’m trying to do my job now. And I told my brokers that I don’t want to make a choice at the moment. Or can’t make one,” he added.

At the same time, Nusa hasn’t closed the door on leaving Club Brugge in the summer.

When asked if this would be his last season at the club, Nusa said: “I really can’t say what will happen. This season I had to miss a lot of matches. Now I want to play as much as possible. I can’t rule out staying here, but I also can’t rule out leaving. At the moment everything is open.”