Laurent Depoitre is certainly not enjoying his first season in Portugal. Linked with Tottenham, perhaps ambitiously, West Brom and others, Depoitre made the move to Porto.
Tottenham didn’t seem to have a need for the player, having Harry Kane and making a move for Vincent Janssen, and West Brom would have been a better fit.
After making a €6m move from Gent last summer, the striker has had few chances and only managed to make 13 appearances for the Portuguese club so far.
As was also left out of last Saturday’s big league game against Benfica, which could have given Porto a place on top of the table, O Jogo managed an interview with the player and asked if he would still have made the same decision.
“Of course, after knowing what I’m going through, I’d say no,” Depoitre told O Jogo. “But FC Porto are always a big European club and, because of that, it’s hard to refuse. They play in the Champions League and it’s always a good argument to convince you to sign.”
The striker also said he “misses the big games” and the “good moments” he lived with Gent in Belgium.
Linked to Tottenham and West Brom last summer, the player ended up revealing that no Premier League clubs made offers for him, and described the only bid from England as from a ‘second tier’ club. At the time, the Championship side who were linked to him were Middlesbrough.
Considering that he’s not happy and Porto seem not to count on him, summer would be a great time to try to rescue Depoitre from Portugal.
Tottenham are unlikely to be interested, but West Brom have been scouting in Portugal so it may be a possible destination.