Arsenal, Tottenham and Southampton are currently scouting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Sport Bild.
The highly-rated 21-year-old has a number of admirers with the Premier League trio firmly in contention for his signature.
N’Dicka is a centre-back and during 2020/21 he has made 12 appearances in all competitions.
He has spent some time out injured but his return to the team has coincided with Frankfurt’s form picking up.
The enforcer signed for the Bundesliga outfit in 2018 from French second-tier side Auxerre. He has made 82 appearances in Germany, quickly becoming one of Europe’s most-wanted youngsters.
N’Dicka has one cap for the France under-21 team and seems certain to earn full international honours at some point.
Tottenham have been heavily linked with various centre-backs during the last two windows. As a result, they are perhaps the favourites to secure his services in the summer.
N’Dicka will have two years left on his contract at the end of this season and interestingly shares the same agent as Arsenal player, Nicolas Pepe.
The report doesn’t claim a valuation for the player but he earns just £10,000-a-week for the Bundesliga side.
Report: Tottenham need N’Dicka more than Arsenal
Not discounting Southampton too much but it would seem as though the North London duo will prove more attractive options.
Taking that into consideration, it has to be said that Tottenham needs him far more.
Toby Alderweireld has fallen out of contention and might not be at the club next year.
Eric Dier has a mistake in his locker, whilst Joe Rodon, although talented, is still extremely raw.
Arsenal have Gabriel, David Luiz, Rob Holding and Pablo Mari on their books – with William Saliba also due back in the summer.
With that in mind, Tottenham must ensure they beat Arsenal to the signing of N’Dicka when the summer window re-opens.