Tottenham have reportedly entered the race with interest in attacker Ismail Jakobs from German top-flight club Cologne.
According to the Daily Mail, Spurs are now monitoring the 20-year-old following his breakthrough in the Bundesliga this season.
It is understood that Premier League rivals Leicester, as well as Italian side Roma have also been alerted to the young talent.
The report details that he’s tipped for a big future in his homeland Germany and he was named Bundesliga’s rookie of the month for December.
Jakobs has come through the academy with Cologne, but only made his senior debut back in November and is already attracting interest from abroad.
The left-winger has managed to step into the first-team to make an instant impact and his first nine senior games have come in the last 10 Bundesliga fixture.
He’s instantly managed to make himself a mainstay in a Cologne team sat 13th in the Bundesliga and has been behind their much improved form.
The German wide man already has two goals under his belt and is someone with blistering pace, but he’s under contract with his current club until 2021.
TBR’s View – Do Spurs really need him?
Jakobs is an incredible story to come out of the Bundesliga this season and the way he’s so quickly adapted to top-flight football in the space of a couple of months is worth taking note of.
He’s not looked out of place in the slightest after hitting the ground running with Cologne and who knows what lies ahead in his future.
Spurs are a team that should always be looking out for the best young talent across Europe, but strengthening the wide areas next summer is really not something that should be on Jose Mourinho’s mind and other areas of the pitch like in defence have to be a priority.
The North London club are stacked with quality options already out wide in the form of Lucas Moura, Ryan Sessegnon, Erik Lamela, Heung-Min Son and January addition Steven Bergwijn.