Standard Liege wing-back Daniel Opare claims he is keen on a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, following reported interest from the north London outfit.

The 22-year-old, who spent two years at the Real Madrid academy earlier in his career, has caught the attention of new Spurs director of football Franco Baldini, according to Sky Sports. The Italian is understood to have recommended the Ghana international to Andre Villas-Boas, who is now considering an approach for the player.

Opare can operate on either flank of the back four. Tottenham are reportedly in the market for a left-back to provide cover and competition to Benoit Assou-Ekotto. Opare has admitted his interest in joining the ranks at White Hart Lane and urged Spurs to agree on a fee with Liege.

"I am flattered by the interest of Spurs. They are a very good team in England I will jump at the chance to join them if they reach an agreement with my current club," the defender pointed out.

Daniel Opare (L)

"I know there is a long way to go yet and also the level in England is a lot higher than in Belgium, but I think I can play there at a good level. If I get the chance to play for a team like Tottenham I will take it," he added.

Opare spent three seasons with Liege after joining the Belgian side in 2010 from Madrid. Spurs' archrivals Arsenal were previously linked with a move for the player.

Meanwhile, Gareth Bale has stated his focus is on helping Tottenham qualify for the Champions League next season.

The Welshman has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid ever since the end of last season. However, the 23-year-old has now dropped a big hint that he will not leave White Hart Lane this summer, despite previously admitting an interest in a transfer to Spain.

"I think that everyone at the club wants us to finish in the top four, the club wants to be in the top four and we need to go one better this season and finish in the top four," Bale stressed.