Tottenham transfer news: Axel Witsel – Six things you need to know about Spurs target

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1. He moved to Zenit Saint Petersburg at the same time as Brazil striker Hulk, in September 2012, with the pair costing the Russian side a combined £64million – to find out five more Witsel facts, just click the arrow above

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Tottenham Hotspur are flying in the Premier League, having lost only one game since the start of the season, and a major signing in the winter window could signal an intimidating title intent to their domestic rivals.

Reports have been circulating over the past few days that Zenit Saint Petersburg midfielder Axel Witself is at the top of their transfer wish list, and Maurcio Pochettino is prepared to go head-to-head with AC Milan to seal his signature.

This isn’t the first time that Witsel has been linked with a move to England’s top flight – Chelsea and Manchester United were among the clubs said to be interested in the summer – but there may still be some wanting to know a little more about the popular 26-year-old.

So, talkSPORT have collected six interesting things you might not know about the Belgium international…