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.”
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.