Spurs planning move for young Bayern star

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to make a £5 million move to sign USA youngster Julian Green from Bayern Munich in what would be an exciting acquisition.

The Metro are reporting that Spurs are set to make a £5 million move for 18-year-old winger Julian Green, who is travelling to the World Cup with the USA.

New boss Mauricio Pochettino is believed to want Green as his first signing, and the Bayern Munich youngster certainly has potential.

He was the top-scorer for Bayern's reserve team last season, netting 15 times in 23 games and is a very exciting winger who has been called up to the US Men's National Team squad for this summer's World Cup.

Tottenham legend and USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann has labelled Green as "the future" and the German-American star has played for the German national side at youth levels too.

He controversially opted to play for the USA over Germany in March and has made two substitute appearances under Klinsmann since then, and came on in last week's 2-1 win against Turkey in a friendly.

How much of a role Green will play at the World Cup remains to be seen, though Klinsmann thinks highly of him and despite being in such a tough group will surely use the pace and creativity of the Bayern man at some point.

Green is thought to be keen to move on to another big European side to find first-team football as he is not seeing enough action with the German giants.

He has seen just two minutes of action with the first-team, coming on for the last few minutes in a 3-1 Champions League win against CSKA Moscow back in November.

Spurs are now looking at swooping for Green who would certainly be a good signing for just £5 million and will represent everything the White Hart Lane club look for in a signing.

Young, talented with potential to excite and most importantly has sell-on value.

He would be unlikely to walk into the Tottenham team from next season, and would probably be loaned out were he to make the switch to London this summer.

Nevertheless, signing a promising young winger who is set to gain valuable World Cup experience this summer would undoubtedly be enough to get Spurs fans a little bit excited.

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