Tottenham Hotspur are preparing to battle Atletico Madrid for the signature of 1899 Hoffenheim’s Nadiem Amiri, according to German newspaper Bild.

The 20-year-old has mainly played as an attacking midfielder this season and has made 25 appearances in all competitions, providing four assists and scoring twice.

He currently plays for Germany’s under 21 outfit and has represented his country at every other youth level.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has always liked working with young players that he can develop and Amiri fits into that category perfectly.

RB Leipzig are said to have offered €13 million (£11.3 million) for the midfielder last summer, as reported by Bild in October, but the bid was rejected as it was thought to be too low.

However, Spurs may be able to get away with an offer in that region this summer as Amiri’s contract runs out in 2018 and Hoffenheim could look to cash in on his potential.

With Pochettino’s history of nurturing young talent, Tottenham would appear to be a good place for him to carry on his development should he choose to leave the club he first joined as a junior back in 2012.


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