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Saint-Etienne’s Banel Nicolita requested by one of Premier League’s top clubs!


Tottenham Hotspur is either the club or the kind of club that is currently in talks with ASSE, according to a fresh statement released on TV by Nicolita’s agent, Traian Gherghisan. “In December, two big clubs came after him, but Saint-Etienne’s president refused. Now, he will probably accept, as we’re talking about one of the important teams from the Premier League.”

Bought from Steaua a year ago for 700.000 Euros, Banel Nicolita adjusted really well to Ligue 1 and could now generate a profit of more than 2 million Euros. The Romanian right winger, now 27, has featured in 19 matches for the French outfit, scoring three goals and providing 6 assists, coping really well with the physical side of the game – one of his strongest points. Gifted with a great engine, work-ethic and a fantastic humble attitude, he’s not good enough, in my opinion, in terms of skill and vision to make such a huge step, so I could see him playing for a mid-table team from the Premier League, not at a higher level. But I’ve been wrong before… :-)

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  1. June 8, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Tottenham? They have 3 players who can play that position: Aaron Lennon, David Bentley and Jermaine Jenas. It’s out of the question in my opinion.

    If it were a decent Premier League club that would suit him, Aston Villa is the name which crossed my mind.

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