Talented Spurs youngster in Leipzig link

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Free scoring Spurs youngster Reo Griffiths has emerged as a target for big-spending German side RB Leipzig sources have told ESPN.

The article describes Griffiths, who is regarded as the new Harry Kane at Tottenham, again enhancing his growing reputation with a hat trick in our Premier League Youth Cup semifinal win over North London rivals Arsenal at the weekend.

The 17-year-old academy product has scored 20 goals for our Under-18 side so far this season, and is tipped to be the latest exciting talent to progress through the youth ranks into the first-team following in the path of Kane and Harry Winks.

The striker has featured for England at youth level and he is widely regarded as one of the most promising young players in the country after impressing for club and country during the last 18 months.

However the teenager, who is yet to turn professional, is being tracked by a number of top clubs across Europe as a result of his goalscoring exploits.

And the article says now RB Leipzig have been alerted to Griffiths by new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell who was formerly head of recruitment at Spurs and is well aware of the teenager’s undoubted potential.

The article goes on to say how German clubs have been actively scouring the English youth scene to try and find the best young talent in the country following England’s recent success on the international stage after winning the Under-17s and Under-20s World Cup in the last year.

Leipzig of course recently signed Everton forward Ademola Lookman on loan during the January transfer window with the player impressing at the Under-20 World Cup with three goals and Borussia Dortmund signed Jadon Sancho, of course linked with Spurs in the past, from Manchester City last summer after he was named player of the tournament at the European Under-17s Championship in May last year while West Ham’s Reece Oxford moved to Borussia Monchengladbach on loan last summer and Kaylen Hinds left Arsenal for Wolfsburg.

It adds that Bundesliga sides are so keen to tap into the Premier League market for young talents that they are looking to bring in heads of recruitment from English clubs to help give them the edge in signing the best youngsters in England.

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