Tottenham are considering a summer move for Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt, according to football.london.
The report claims Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Barcelona in the race for the 18-year-old centre-back, who is valued at £50 million by Ajax.
De Ligt has emerged as one the most promising young players in Europe since making his Eredivisie debut at age of just 16 – he is also a full Netherlands international.
Spurs are apparently keen to make an early move for the teenager in order to prevent other clubs from signing him first.
That would make a refreshing change to the club’s transfer philosophy – Tottenham didn’t sign anybody until late August last summer.
De Ligt is a potential replacement for Toby Alderweireld, whose Spurs future remains up in the air after he was left out of the squad to face Chelsea on Sunday.
The Belgian has been heavily linked with a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain in recent days after talks with Tottenham over a new contract broke down.
If he leaves, De Ligt would be an ideal replacement.