Tottenham Hotspur were reportedly hoping to have offloaded more of their players at this stage of the transfer window.
The Dutch youngster has been tracked by the club's scouts all season long and they have clearly been impressed by what they have seen, the report insists.
It is suggested that Tottenham had hoped to raise the funds for Boetius's arrival by selling a number of players over the next few weeks.
However, interest has been slow with Kyle Naughton's departure to Swansea City, which was valued at around £5 million by the Daily Mail, the only transfer to take place at White Hart Lane so far.
Even so, the Spurs hierarchy are still said to be ready to sanction a bid for Boetius, who they allegedly see as a possible star of the future.
The 20-year-old winger has already earned international recognition for his talents and he has been a regular in the Eredivisie for the past two seasons.
Boetius has made 21 appearances this term, scoring five times, and if he could produce similar scoring statistics then he would be a good addition to Mauricio Pochettino's squad.
Spurs have had success in recent times with their dealings from Holland. Christian Eriksen and Nacer Chadli were both brought to White Hart Lane from the Dutch league in 2013 and have developed into key players for the side, and the Lilywhites could be hoping for a similar progression with Boetius.
If he does join he may become Aaron Lennon's replacement, with the experienced winger being linked to Hull City in the Telegraph today.