Tottenham to launch £12 million raid for Belgian star

Tottenham are ready to make a summer move for highly-rated Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans according to The Mirror, with the North London side said to be willing to offer £12 million for the teenage starlet.

The White Hart Lane side have put an emphasis on youth since the arrival of Mauricio Pochettino as manager, with the Argentine coach leading a youthful group to a Premier League title challenge this term.

With potential reinforcements to be made ahead of Champions League football next season, Tielemans has been touted as a possible target.

The gifted midfielder has come through the ranks at Anderlecht and is now an essential member of the Belgian club’s first team.

The report suggests that both Liverpool and West Brom are monitoring the star’s situation, while Atletico Madrid are also believed to be suitors.

Spurs already have a growing contingent of Belgian players at White Hart Lane, with Mousa Dembele, Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld and Nacer Chadli at the club.