Tottenham could have found the next Harry Kane but the problem lies with the fact that the youngster is actually playing in Germany. Jann-Fiete Arp has been one of the rising stars for the German national team and was certainly great for his current club Hamburg as he scored 26 goals in just 21 games for their U17 team.
The 17-year-old was again on target for the German U17 side in the World Cup where he bagged 5 goals in 5 games and the Mirror claims that a whole host of big clubs are keeping tabs on the youngster.
Everton, Arsenal and Manchester City want to bring the striker to their respective sides as well, while the player was also a major target for Chelsea last season.
Arp has progressed to the senior Hamburg side this season and has already scored 2 goals in just 6 games but he has already spoken out about admiring Kane’s playing style and is also looking to emulate the Spurs striker.
“There are many good strikers that you can learn a lot from by watching. But if there was just one player I had to pick as my role model, it’s Harry Kane. He plays the way I want to play. He’s pacy and very comfortable with and without the ball. It’s difficult to stop him. You need to pay attention for 90 minutes because he can score at any time.”
A Move For Arp Is Unlikely At The Moment
The report also adds that Arp would be a free agent in 2019, which means we could sign him on the cheap from Hamburg should he decide not to sign a new deal but we are certain that the Bundesliga side will not allow their star to leave that easily.
Arp is one of the rising stars in the German system and Hamburg would want to tie him down to a long-term contract as his development continues.
Moving to Spurs or any other Premier League side now would only send him to the bench, which would stunt his growth and development. The 17-year-old is now getting some regular first-team football in Germany and that is certainly a situation he would not want to change.
We might be able to pry him away in a couple of years given how we don’t have a lot of quality in our striking department but for now, Arp is staying in Germany.
Tottenham interested in signing 22-year-old Serie A ace as possible replacement for Toby Alderweireld
The 22-year-old Sampdoria defender has eight Serie A appearances this season and has helped the side to fifth place in the table.
The report claims that Alderweireld has been linked with moves to Barcelona and Manchester United. The Dane joined the Serie A side from FC Twente last season for a fee of €4million (h/t Calciomercato).
The report adds that Juventus and Inter Milan are interested in the 22-year-old, and the Milan club has a history of signing players from Sampdoria.
Milan Skriniar joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and has become one of the best defenders in the league. The report further claims that Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero wants at least €30million for the defender.
Tottenham have a problem with Alderweireld as the report claims his contract is up in 2019 and could leave for free if terms are not agreed on a new deal.
The Belgian is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and losing him would be a big blow. Spurs have a great partnership between Jan Vertonghen and Alderweireld and we must look to keep the pair for as long as possible.
Andersen could be a decent option for Spurs should we sign him on the cheap. Tottenham have Davinson Sanchez as the other defender fighting for a starting spot in the heart of the defence currently and Andersen would be a good choice.
“No, of course not” – Young Tottenham star ready to play for England U21 despite featuring for senior side
Harry Winks is ready to play for the England U21 side and follow the footsteps of Harry Kane. The U21 side have qualified for the Euros and the midfielder was asked if he had any issues playing for the U21s.
The Englishman was quoted by the Evening Standard as saying:
“No, of course not.
“The more games I play the better. I have missed a lot of football with my ankle injury and I’ve had a lot of problems with it still to this day.
“I have to manage it at times, but playing for your country is an honour, regardless of the level; under 21s, under 19s, under 18s, under 17s.
Kane played for the U21s in the 2015 European Championship despite playing for the senior side a couple of months earlier, as per the report.
The Tottenham midfielder played the entire 90 minutes for the Three Lions in their 3-2 win over Spain and put up a good performance.
The 21-year-old had an injury-plagued 2017/18 season but seems to have put those concerns behind him in the current campaign.
Winks has a couple of Premier League starts to his name and should have a big role to play as we look to win silverware under Mauricio Pochettino. He is such a great talent and we’d benefit a lot if he fulfills his potential at Tottenham.
Tottenham interested in January move for £15m West Brom attacker
Tottenham are interested in West Bromwich Albion winger Oliver Burke, according to the Sun (h/t Express). The Scot has a goal from two Carabao Cup appearances for the Baggies this season but hasn’t made a start in the Championship.
The report adds that Tottenham and Newcastle scouts watched the 21-year-old against Blackpool last week. The 21-year-old was a rising star for Nottingham Forest and joined RB Leipzig in the 2016/17 season.
Burke failed to make an impression for the Baggies as they were relegated from the Premier League. The youngster failed to score a goal for the team, and the report adds that the player will not come on the cheap.
Tottenham did not sign a single player in the summer, and it will be interesting to see how we deal with the January transfer window.
Burke hasn’t been great in the past two years but working under Mauricio Pochettino could be the right move for the youngster.
Our manager has done extremely well with young talent at Tottenham such as Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Harry Kane and it remains to be seen if he can work his magic again.
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