Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping tabs on Hamburg’s sensational talent Jann-Fiete Arp. Championship side Leeds are also believed to be interested in him.
Hamburg sit second bottom of the Bundesliga table and look set to get relegated, after years of somehow managing to stay in the top-flight of German football. But whether they avoid relegation or not, the club can expect a lot of interest in teenager Arp this summer.
The 18-year-old, who has scored two goals in 12 first-team appearances this season, is on Tottenham’s radar, according to the Bild (h/t talkSPORT).
The German starlet will be far more expensive if Hamburg somehow manage to beat the relegation battle to stay in the top-flight but that may not put Spurs off from making their move in any case.
The report adds that Arp’s imminent new contract is likely to have a relegation clause and any club interested in buying the player would have to pay just £8.8m should Hamburg drop out of Germany’s top tier.
Arp – who has hit 18 goals in 19 games for Germany’s Under 19’s, is considered as one of the top talents emerging from Germany. The teenage striker is very highly-rated across the globe and has all the ingredients to become a top forward in the near future.
It is very unlikely for Hamburg to keep hold of their starlet even if they avoid the drop to the second-tier, as big clubs have already started circling. If they get relegated, then Arp is sure to move on.
At Tottenham, Arp would get a fantastic platform to develop himself under the watchful eyes of Mauricio Pochettino. Poch has a superb record of grooming young talents and that thing would surely attract the young German to choose us over other clubs.
Apart from Harry Kane, Spurs don’t have a young and reliable striker. Fernando Llorente was signed from Swansea at the start of the season but has failed to impress, scoring only twice in all competitions. There are chances the 32-year-old Llorente could make a move away from our club in the summer with a hope of playing regularly.
That would leave us with no backup for Kane, who recently scored the winner in the North London derby. This would present us with a chance to sign Arp as the teenager is expected to have a lot of offers from some big clubs in the summer.