Report: Spurs and West Ham keeping tabs on free-scoring Croatian striker

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Tottenham and West Ham are both keeping tabs on RB Salzburg striker Roko Simic, according to Jeunes Footeaux. 

Simic, 18, has enjoyed a strong start to the season on loan at Austrian second division side FC Liefering, which has placed him on the map for a host of clubs around Europe. 

The report claims Spurs and Premier League rivals West Ham hold an interest in the Croatia U21 international, but are also joined by the likes of Real Madrid, RB Leipzig and AS Monaco.

The son of former Croatia striker Dario Simic, the youngster joined Salzburg in the summer and is contracted with the Austrian giants until 2025, but was sent out on loan into the second division in order to continue his development. 

He has scored nine goals in 12 games in all competitions, with seven of those coming after 10 games in the league. 

Simic thrived on international duty with Croatia U21s during the domestic break by scoring a hat-trick in his side’s 5-1 win against Azerbaijan. 

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Simic could be one to keep an eye on going forward, as he has seemingly been compared to the profile of Erling Haaland. It will be interesting to see how he continues his development and if other European sides take an interest in him. 

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