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Report: Tottenham interested in 63-goal prodigy – but must move fast

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Report: Tottenham interested in 63-goal prodigy – but must move fast

Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly interested in a move for RB Leipzig youngster Luka Reischl, according to the Daily Mail.

The 16-year-old forward is deemed one of the most promising youngsters in Europe, with a prolific scoring record at academy level – 63 goals in 41 appearances, according to the report.

The Daily Mail claims that Jose Mourinho’s Spurs are one of several top-flight sides interested in Reischl, along with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

However, one issue may force the likes of Tottenham and Man City to accelerate their pursuit of the RB Leipzig youngster, as well as any other prodigies across Europe.

The report claims that, from January 1 next year, English clubs come under FIFA regulations, not EU law, and they will not be allowed to sign overseas players under 18 years old.

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In addition, it is believed that Reischl could cost as little as £2million when he turns 18 years of age, but by that point there is the risk his value could have skyrocketed.

 

TBR view:

Reischl’s academy scoring record pretty much speaks for itself, and it’s not just Spurs and Man City linked with the youngster – Juventus are too, according to Calciomercato.

Post-Brexit transfer regulations or not, a player like Reischl would make a fine addition to the Tottenham academy and no time should be wasted in trying to secure his services.

Obviously it would be a while before he would see any first team action, but with a great setup at N17, he would be at the ideal place to continue learning the ropes.

Harry Kane was not thrown in at the deep end – it took him several loan spells before being eased into first-team action, and he is now a bona fide world-class striker.

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