Tottenham Hotspur look set to finally break their transfer window duck this summer with the arrival of Omer Faruk Beyaz, according to Fotomac.
The Fenerbahce forward has attracted interest from Europe’s finest over the last 12 months, with Real Madrid and Arsenal both credited with an interest in the 14-year-old – but it seems Spurs have won the race for his signature.
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is incredibly talented at nurturing young players and turning them into established stars.
The former Espanyol boss has worked wonders with top talent such as Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Kyle Walker, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers and, while Beyaz may be a few years off the first team yet, the young star would be hard pressed to find a more suitable manager to aid his development.
Pressure has been growing on Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to deliver a big name singing this summer, especially with the news that the club will listen to offers for World Cup semi-finalists Moussa Dembele, Danny Rose and Toby Alderweireld.
Entertaining the prospect of selling three players of such immense experience and class surely suggests that the North London club have some incoming targets in mind, particularly given the Spurs squad depth problems that have plagued the club in recent years.
Tottenham have struggled to find a striker to back Harry Kane up efficiently, with both Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen struggling to perform in bit-part roles.
While young star Beyaz won’t be expected to fill that void, his signing will signal a first venture into the market for Pochettino’s side – and with less than a week to go until the window closes, it could well prove to be the beginning of a busy period at White Hart Lane.