Over the course of the summer, Spurs brought in two talented young players in the shape of Cristian Ceballos and Souleymane Coulibaly to compliment the exceptional crop of youngsters that are already at the club.

There are suggestions today that the club is looking abroad once again and this time they are heading to Holland and Belgium in the hope of luring some of Europe’s top talent.

The first, Ola John, is a Liberian born Dutch qualified player currently at FC Twente. So little is known about him that conflicting stories describe him either as a winger, or an out and out striker.

John is just 19 and has made 25 league appearances for Twente’s first team to date while having also debuted for the Dutch under 19 set up. It’s thought that a figure of £4m has been quoted and that seems a little high for someone with so little first team experience.

Elsewhere, 21 year old Belgian midfielder Omar El Kaddouri is supposedly the subject of a £1.5m approach. Despite his age, the player has made little headway at his current Serie B club and if he does sign, it is to be hoped that he is something of a late developer.



  1. If the information about Ola John is correct and I doubt that it is as Spurs appear to be linked with every Tom, Dick & Harry t/o the World according to media speculation. If a player shows promise, our name is linked to him. Why is £4m a little high for a player without much first team experience. How much did we pay Southampton for Bale? This Boy although only 19, has played 25 first team games for FC Twente which is no mean feat. Bale wasnt at that level when we bought him. In order to accumulate, you have to speculate which was what we did with Bale and look whats happened, we have more in the pipe thats for sure. This boy represents good value for money IMO if the info is correct.

  2. Its ok to buy young players who have a chance of becoming a decent squad player in a few years. Can’t comment on the two mentioned as I’ve never seen them play. I think Ola John is the brother of Collins who was at Fulham?

    Also, gotta give a shout out to Jake Livermore, who I met outside McDonalds during my college lunch break! Great guy, nice as they come.

  3. Ola is very lightweight is like Aaron Lennon and Shaun Wright Phillips but probably not as good he plays as a left winger. I wouldn’t think he would make it and is not as talented as Gio and that’s saying something El Kadouri even though he is older and very raw has a direct approach extremely strong both in physical and mental attributes would be a real handfull and I think could thrive in the English game at 1.5m would be worth the risk…..


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