Tottenham have joined a host of European sides watching Hamburg striker Jann-Fiete Arp, according to Daily Mail journalist Simon Jones.
The 17 year old turned down a move to Chelsea in the summer, but the Blues remain avid admirers of the player, while the likes of Juventus and Arsenal are also monitoring the German’s progress.
Spurs’s entrance into the race is likely down to Arp’s excellent form since establishing himself in the first team at Hamburg. The striker was given his senior debut back in late September, as a late substitute against Werder Bremen, but he had to remain patient for further first team opportunities.
Manager Markus Gisdol gave him his next chance against Hertha Berlin at the end of last month, and he scored his first senior goal in the 2-1 defeat. For his performance, he was rewarded with his first start last Saturday against Stuttgart. He again scored as he helped Hamburg to a 3-1 win.
Arp’s agent Jurgen Milewski has spoken to the Hamburger Morgenpost (translated by Goal.com) about the transfer rumours, and he says the player is in the driving seat when it comes to his future:
“All those rumours don’t bother Fiete. Just let him play, and in the end Fiete decides on his own what he wants and what he does not.”