Chelsea, Tottenham, United scouts in Denmark - Who are they watching?

Christensen Nextgen

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have sent scouts to watch Denmark and Iceland Under-21's go at it.

Tonight sees the Under-21 European Championship qualifying playoffs get under way for the right to participate in the competition in the Czech Republic next summer.

England are of course facing Croatia in one of the stand-out fixtures from the six games games on show tonight, while in another tie two Scandinavian outfits go head-to-head as Denmark U-21s take on their Icelandic counterparts in Aalborg.

And plenty of big teams are being linked with an interest in this game, including those from the Premier League.

Danish Under-21 co-ordinator Thomas Andersen says that between 70 and 80 teams are present to scout, telling DR Forsiden that they are also joined by teams from countries Poland and Cyprus.

Premier League teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are in attendance and Bayern Munich and Juventus will also be keeping a close eye.

So who will they be keeping tabs on?

Tottenham Hotspur are rumoured to be keeping a watchful eye on a pair of Danish talents. Fiorentina attacker Kenneth Zohore has previously been mentioned as a potential Spurs target.

They are also believed to be keen on Christopher Remmer, a 21-year-old right-back currently plying his trade with FC Copenhagen.

However neither made the final cut, so perhaps it is Jannik Vestergaard catching the eye. The Hoffenheim defender is said to be a top talent and has already featured for the senior squad.

The Danish team also consists of talented individuals such as 19-year-old midfielder Andrew Hjulsager of Brondby while Chelsea will probably be taking notice of one of their own - Andreas Christensen is the youngest member of the Danish squad and expected to play a part.

From an Icelandic perspective there is striker Emil Atlason. He has eight goals in 10 games at this level but is currently signed to KR Rekyajvik - so is certainly one to watch.

Meanwhile 19-year-old Hjortur Hermannsson was targeted by English clubs before he joined PSV Eindhoven last year - he is bound to be part of the scouting portfolio for tonight's fixture.

It will be interesting to see who shines in front of this collection of top scouts this evening. Who knows, one might end up in the Premier League in the not so distant future.

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