Report: Spurs-linked starlet recalled from loan to be in Champions League squad

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According to Croatian outlet Net, rumoured Tottenham target Roko Simic is set to be recalled from his loan spell by Red Bull Salzburg.

Simic burst onto the scene at Lokomotiva Zagreb last season and also impressed in his outings for Croatia Under-21s.

That convinced Salzburg to swoop in to sign the centre-forward over the summer and they loaned the forward out to feeder club FC Liefering.

The 18-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic start to the season at Liefering, scoring seven goals in ten games so far this season.

Jeunes Footeaux reported last week that Spurs and West Ham were both keeping tabs on the youngster ahead of a potential move for him in January. 

The Sunday Mirror (17/10, p72) then revealed recently that Arsenal could challenge the two London clubs for the striker’s services and added the youngster might be available for a fee of around £7m plus add-ons in January.

However, Net have now revealed that Salzburg have been so impressed by Simic’s displays at Liefering, that they have decided to recall him just a couple of months into his loan spell.

The report goes on to add that the striker is expected to be in the Austrian club’s squad for their Champions League clash against Wolfsburg this evening. 

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If RB Salzburg have recalled Simic from his loan spell, that suggests that they rate him highly and do not plan to sell him. So, it will likely take considerably higher than the reported £7m fee to snap up the teenager in January.

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