Blondel set for Belgium return
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Club Brugge are ready to end Jonathan Blondel's time at Tottenham after offering the teenager a return to Belgium.
The Jupiler League side have agreed a deal with their Premiership counterparts to sign the young midfielder.
Blondel has struggled to establish himself at White Hart Lane since arriving in the capital from Mouscron in the summer of 2002.
He has made just four appearances for Spurs, who have been desperate to provide Blondel with first-team experience elsewhere.
A loan move to Burnley in December collapsed as the 19-year-old was not thought to be keen on playing in Division One and he admitted he would prefer a move back to Belgium.
The starlet is now set to complete a permanent switch away from North London and he admits he is delighted to have the chance to relaunch his career.
"I am very glad about the transfer," Blondel told the Belgian media. "At Tottenham I had no future and Brugge is a top club.
"I only wanted to play for such a club in Belgium. What I have missed is playing football."
Blondel is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year contract with Brugge on the proviso he passes a medical on Wednesday.
If there are no problems, he will cap a busy period in the transfer market for Brugge, who have recently signed Croatian international Bosko Balaban and Germinal Beerschot goalkeeper Luciano.