Last Updated: Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:53
Tottenham are in talks with Dutch side FC Twente over a return to the Netherlands for 19-year-old defender William Ekong.
Steve McClaren's side appear to have won the race for the youngster's signature after Spurs decided that he was not going to make the first-team breakthrough they had hoped when he joined in 2010.
The centre-half, who was born in Haarlem in the Netherlands and is a Dutch youth international, has been with Spurs for the past three years but has not yet featured with the senior squad.
He was a regular in the Under-18s last season, making 17 appearances in the league and one in the Youth Cup. He also featured in Spurs' NextGen Series campaign, coming off the bench to play in the games against FC Basel and Liverpool.
His contract expires at the end of the season and Dutch side RKC Waalwijk invited him to train with them for a couple of days in October, but they are not understood to be in the running.
Go Ahead Eagles hoped to get a deal done but it appears that FC Twente are now in pole position to wrap up a deal.
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