Tottenham lead race for Eredivise starlet

Tottenham are at the front of the queue for PSV Eindhoven wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali, according to reports from The Metro.

The 18-year-old Belgian looks poised to leave the Dutch giants in the coming months after a recent contract dispute ended in him demanding to leave.

PSV warned their teenager that he would face being dropped to the reserves if he opted against extending his stay at the club, which has prompted talk that he will indeed be off.

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Bakkali rose to fame last season when he became the youngest ever hat-trick scorer in Eredivisie history – a record previously held by Arjen Robben – and has been on the radars of big sides across Europe since.

Manchester City are thought to be very interested, but despite the riches on offer at the Etihad Stadium the starlet is thought to favour a move to Spurs, where first-time action will be more freely available.

Bakkali can operate on either flank and has been lauded for his electric pace and repertoire of skills.

Belgium have already capped the teenager and he is expected to play a big role for the Red Devils in the future despite missing out on a spot in their World Cup squad.


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