Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Malcolm Ebiowei to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer.
That’s according to a report by The Sun, who claim that Spurs are keeping a very close eye on the situation of the Derby County winger, whose contract at Pride Park is set to expire at the end of the season.
The report goes on to state that the likes of Crystal Palace, Leeds United and RB Leipzig are also interested in the 18-year-old, who looks certain to leave the League One-bound club this summer.
Considering just how exciting a prospect Ebiowei quite clearly is, it is unsurprising to learn of Fabio Paratici’s interest in a deal to bring the Rams starlet to north London in the off-season.
Indeed, over his 15 Championship outings in the current campaign, the £140-per-week prodigy has been in electric form, bagging one goal, providing two assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.3 shots, making 1.1 key passes and completing 3.2 dribbles – the most of any player in the division – per game.
These metrics have seen the player who Justin Walker claimed “gets people out of their seats” and Wayne Rooney suggested has an “enormous amount of ability” average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 6.79, ranking him as Derby’s tenth-best performer in the second tier of English football.
Furthermore, considering the fact that Ebiowei was formerly a part of the Arsenal youth setup, should Spurs go on to land the teenager this summer, and he subsequently goes on to fulfil his undoubted potential at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Paratici could well have discovered the club’s next Harry Kane.
Indeed, the England captain also played for the Gunners academy back in 2001/02, before linking up with Spurs in 2004 and developing into one of the most deadly centre-forwards in world football – not to mention being a player who boasts a £150m asking price.
As such, should Ebiowei go on to achieve even a quarter of the success Kane has enjoyed since making his switch across north London, the youngster’s signing would certainly prove a masterstroke by the Italian sporting director, as well as something that would delight the Spurs faithful.