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Arsenal And Tottenham Set To Battle For Dutch Wonderkid

The North London clubs are favourites to land the Netherlands international…

North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham look set to go head to head as they attempt to bring Feyenoord starlet Jean-Paul Boetius to their respective clubs, according to the Daily Star.

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The 20-year-old is reportedly being watched by scouts from both clubs, having become a regular part of the Dutch side’s first team since his debut back in 2012.

Boetius’s contract expires at the end of next season, and with a move seeming almost inevitable, Feyenoord may decide to cash in on the winger this summer.

Despite the interest from the two top-four chasing clubs, Boetius already has links in place in England, which may scupper Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino’s plans to sign the youngster.

His manager when he made his debut for Feyenoord was current Southampton boss Ronald Koeman, and Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal handed him his first international cap last year, before selecting him for his preliminary Netherlands World Cup squad – although Boetius was cut before the tournament.

However, United are also reportedly more interested in bringing fellow countryman Memphis Depay to Old Trafford.

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