Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld is hopeful his club sign Belgium teammate Michy Batshuayi, but is wary the Marseille striker may not be satisfied with a role as Harry Kane's understudy.
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add another striker to his ranks this summer to ease the burden on Kane, who is currently the club's only specialist striker. The Argentine coach confirmed in April that Batshuayi, who scored 17 goals in Ligue 1 last season, is one of the players his side are tracking.
Interest in the 22-year-old is growing, however, with Crystal Palace seeing their offer of £31.6m accepted Marseille, according to the Guardian.
Batshuayi, who is currently with the Belgium squad at Euro 2016, would prefer a move to north London, however, with Alderweireld hopeful he becomes the latest addition to Tottenham's Belgian contingent.
"Do I hope Batshuayi comes to Tottenham? Yes, of course," the Tottenham centre-half was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard.
"He has a lot of qualities. The problem of course is that at that position, Tottenham already have Harry Kane, while there is a lot of interest for Batshuayi."
Batshuayi signed a new contract at Marseille earlier this year but the club's precarious financial positions means they will be forced to cash in on their prized asset.
"Everybody knows that he will leave," caretaker manager Franck Passi was quoted as saying at a press conference by Get French Football in May. "It is included in the accounts that Michy will be sold this summer. We will accept it. We know why players leave Marseille, the financials are not so enticing, we have to accept it."
West Ham United have also been strongly linked with the Ligue 1 striker although Slaven Bilic has rejected reports he had already submitted a club-record offer of £31.5m ($45.6m).