Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have entered the race to sign Hamburg striker Jann-Fiete Arp, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 17-year-old has broken onto the season in the Bundesliga, becoming the first player born in 2000 to play and score in Germany’s top tier.
Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have all shown an interest in signing Arp, with the competition now being increased further.
Tottenham and Everton enter race
The Premier League duo have joined Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in the race to sign the 17-year-old.
Tottenham and Everton have been monitoring the player and are continuing to track his progress.
Arp’s current contract with Hamburg is due to expire in 2019.
Last season the German netted 26 times in 21 games for the club’s U17 side last season.
This season he has broken the record for the youngest debutant and goal scorer in the Bundesliga.
Harry his hero
Arp has admitted that his role model is Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane.
Even the Bundesliga official website made claims likening the young German to Kane.
Jann-Fiete Arp speaking to UEFA on his favourite striker:
“There are many good strikers that you can learn a lot from by watching. But if there was just one player I had to pick as my role model, it’s Harry Kane.
He plays the way I want to play. He’s pacy and very comfortable with and without the ball.
It’s difficult to stop him. You need to pay attention for 90 minutes because he can score at any time.”
Twitter love Arp
Another HSV start for Jann-Fiete Arp (17) today.
Since his first Bundesliga goal, vs Hertha BSC in October, he’s played every possible Bundesliga minute.
360 of 360. 💯 pic.twitter.com/6sPQwgyKuD
— Scouted Football (@ScoutedFtbl) December 9, 2017
I know you’re after young players @davidgold so I’d like to point you in the direction of Hamburg’s Jann-Fiete Arp. Spend the money and get yourself a bargain bin Harry Kane.
— Pep Harris ⚒ (@UglyKidPep) December 11, 2017
Jann-Fiete Arp, remember the name
— SFede (@SFedeSeven) December 11, 2017
Hamburg’s Jann-Fiete Arp (17) has obtained a special permit to play tomorrow night, vs SC Freiburg. Germany’s Youth Employment Protection Act stops people under 18 working between 8pm and 6am.
— Get German Football (@GGFN_) November 30, 2017