Dervite ready to quit Tottenham

Dorian Dervite admits he's seeking a move away from Tottenham. "I just want to play," the France U21 international told L'Equipe.

Dorian Dervite admits he's seeking a move away from Tottenham.

"I just want to play," the France U21 international told L'Equipe.

"At Tottenham I played in one Carling Cup match (against Port Vale in 2006) and then I injured my knee. Everything then became very complex.

"At the moment I am among the youngest players looking to break into the first team. But there are a lot of good defenders at the club. I am working hard but it doesn't seem to be enough.

"At the end of last season I met with the chairman (Daniel Levy) and he told me to be patient and wait for my opportunity. I believed that would happen soon.

"However, coach Harry Redknapp has been very frank with me. He wants results and so has to use experienced players. I am not in that category, but without playing I will not get experience! It is a vicious circle.

"I hope my future will now be sorted out by the end of the week, or early next week.

"The problem is, in Ligue 1 I am no-one. I had contact with Montpellier and Lens, but Spurs refused to let me talk.

"Now Villarreal and Ajax are keen, even if their interest is a bit vague at the moment.

"I am not asking for much, I just want to play. I need to find a coach willing to trust young players. I want to settle down now and really start my career."

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