According to reports on Sky Germany’s Live Transfer blog on September 19 (10:21am), Tottenham Hotspur have joined Premier League rivals Liverpool in making an enquiry for highly-rated Werder Bremen attacking midfielder David Philipp.
Well, Sky Germany says the Premier League duo are reportedly ready to go head-to-head to for the promising 17-year-old, who is regarded as one of the Bundesliga’s brightest young prospects after starring for Werder Bremen’s youth sides.
Even though he is yet to make an appearance for the first team, it seem as though Spurs scouts have been impressed with the teenager and having brought the likes of Dele Alli to the club in the past, they certainly know a young talent when they see one.
Philipp scored 18 goals and provided a further 21 assists for the Under-18 side last season and he has already been promoted to the Under-19s, where he has made an impressive start to the campaign with two goals and four assists, but he is out of contract next summer.
According to The Mirror, Werder Bremen academy director Bjorn Schierenbeck has refused to play down the speculation linking the youngster with a Premier League move.
Schierenbeck said: “I wouldn’t want to rule out the interest in David from the English clubs.
“But I don’t know exactly how firm it is. We would be very eager to continue working together with David.
“We have already held talks with him, and explained what his future career with Werder can look like.”
He certainly would be.
Germany is known for producing brilliant playmakers like Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus in recent years, and Philipp could easily be the next off of the conveyor belt.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has already shown with the likes of Alli, Harry Winks, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters that he isn’t afraid to give young players a chance either, and the 17-year-old could even feature in the first team next season should he complete a move to the north London outfit during the January transfer window or next summer.