Spurs eyeing 'next Dutch superstar' for £4m – reports


Spurs are reportedly readying a £4million bid for FC Twente youngster Ola John.


Reports are circulating in Holland that Harry Redknapp and Daniel Levy have taken a liking to the 19-year-old, and are willing to pay the £4million asking price.


It has been suggested that the Dutch Under-19s international will come to White Hart Lane as a replacement for out of favour Russia international Roman Pavlyuchenko.


The younger brother of former Fulham striker Collins John, the teenager is considered to be one of the Eriedivsie’s hottest young prospects.


There was speculation surrounding him in the summer, with reports suggesting he was close to joining Arsenal or Manchester United.


The Liberian born striker caught the eye of a number of clubs last season after breaking into the Twente first team.


John has continued that impressive form this season, scoring three goals in eight appearances in the Dutch top flight.


Reports emanating from Holland have suggested that Twente will be prepared to listen to offers above £4million – a price Spurs may be willing to meet in order to find the next rising European star.


The timing of any potential transfer will depend on when Pavlyuchenko departs White hart Lane, as the money used from the Russian’s sale could be used directly to fund a move for the Dutchman.


If John were to move to Spurs, he would line-up next to compatriot Rafael Van der Vaart.

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