Tottenham are reportedly one of the elite clubs in the hunt to sign rising star Orkun Kokcu from Dutch club Feyenoord.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are joined by Chelsea, Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for the midfielder’s signature.
Kokcu, 17, is a product of the Feyenoord academy and has attracted some mega interest due to his impressive form at youth level.
The creative midfielder scored a staggering 17 goals and supplied 34 assists last season for the club’s Under-19s side.
He has made one first-team appearance to date and featured on the bench for Feyenoord in November for an Eredivisie game, which shows he is closing in on the senior team.
So could Kokcu be the latest young gem to be nurtured by Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino?
Spurs face some stiff competition to bring the playmaker to north London, but they have focused on developing youth in recent years and Pochettino has been at the heartbeat of that operation.
Kokcu is certainly a teenager with immense potential, but it’s still unclear on how he will cope with the step up to senior football and a lot more should be revealed in the next year.
There have been mixed results with Premier League clubs investing in Eredivisie talents, but current Spurs ace Christian Eriksen is a shining example of how it can work.
It’s too early to suggest Kokcu will be a future Premier League star, but linking up with Pochettino would be a smart move for his career at some point.