Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keen to sign talented teenage Feyenoord striker Ozancan Kokcu, but face competition from Everton.
The 18-year-old’s contract with the Dutch side expires at the end of the season, and with no new deal set to be agreed any time soon, it looks as though he’ll have his pick of clubs this summer.
Any outfit looking to sign him will have to pay Feyenoord a compensation fee, but ultimately that will be a drop in the ocean for those interested.
According to The Sun, Tottenham are in pole position to snap him up, although Everton will rival them and it’s expected that other clubs around Europe are monitoring the situation.
Nevertheless, it would still be a gamble for any club who acquire his services, as Kokcu has yet to make a senior appearance for the Eredivisie giants.
His eye-catching displays have come at U19 level with two goals in 14 appearances, and yet it’s been enough to seemingly attract Tottenham’s attention.
Mauricio Pochettino more than many managers though will know about that gamble, as he took an expensive one last summer by signing Vincent Janssen which hasn’t worked out as of yet.
The Dutchman was a prolific scorer in Holland, but he has struggled to adapt to the Premier League and has failed to offer the kind of cover that Spurs had hoped for when signing him.
However, it doesn’t appear as though it has put the north London outfit off chasing their preferred targets, and if they do snap up Kokcu, they’ll be hopeful that he builds on his early promise and develops into a top player.