Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths has become a target for RB Leipzig’s big spend, ESPN FC have told ESPN.
Griffiths, who is seen as the new Harry Kane at Tottenham, bolstered his growing reputation with a hat trick in Tottenham’s Premier League Youth Cup semi-final victory over North London rivals Arsenal over the weekend -end.
The 17-year-old, who has scored 20 goals for Tottenham’s Under-18 team so far this season, is expected to be the latest exciting talent to advance through the youth ranks in the first-team following the Kane and Harry path. Wink.
Griffiths has played for England at youth level and he is widely regarded as one of the most promising young players in the country having impressed for the club and the country over the past 18 months.
The teenager, who has yet to turn pro, is followed by a number of big clubs across Europe because of his goalscoring exploits.
RB Leipzig were alerted to Griffiths by new hiring manager Paul Mitchell, who was previously Spurs hiring manager and is well aware of the teenager’s undoubted potential.
German clubs are actively scouring the English youth scene to try and find the country’s top young talent after England’s recent success on the international stage after winning the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup years last year.
Leipzig recently signed Everton forward Ademola Lookman on loan during the January transfer window with the impressive U-20 World Cup player with three goals
Borussia Dortmund signed Jadon Sancho from Manchester City last summer after being named a player of the European Under-17 Championship tournament in May 2017, while West Ham’s Reece Oxford was loaned to Borussia Mönchengladbach on loan. last summer and Kaylen Hinds left Arsenal for Wolfsburg.
Bundesliga teams are so keen to tap the Premier League market for young talent that they are looking to recruit hiring managers from English clubs to help them have the advantage of signing England’s best youngsters.