Tottenham Hotspur are among a number of clubs who are interested in signing 19-year-old Red Bull Salzburg attacking midfielder Hannes Wolf, reports The Daily Mirror.

The teenager, who can also play on the wing or as a striker, has scored four goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season, including three in the Austrian Bundesliga.

The report adds that as well as interest from Spurs, Wolf is being monitored by Arsenal, Everton and Southampton.

The Austria Under-21 international was key to Salzburg’s success in the 2017 UEFA Youth League and he has since made a seamless progression into the first team.

Wolf has a contract until 2020 so Tottenham will have to find the funds to prise him away from Austria if they want to sign him before it expires.

Spurs may already have world-class operators in Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli but would not pass up the chance to add a player who they clearly rate highly to their squad.

Tottenham have never bought anyone directly from Salzburg, but the Austrian side has a reputation for developing players who have succeeded elsewhere in Europe, including Liverpool pair Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.

Spurs foster a similar environment where young players generally improve and are given opportunities to push for a first-team place – Juan Foyth being a recent beneficiary of this philosophy.

That could play a part in helping Wolf decide on his next move, assuming that his club are happy for him to leave and Tottenham make a satisfactory offer.

The Mirror also claims that Spurs would have to battle with other Bundesliga clubs to get their man.

Already capped at Under-21 international, Wolf recently earned his first call-up to the senior Austria squad.

Should he sign for the club, he would become just the second Austrian to play for Tottenham after Kevin Wimmer.


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