Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Shkodran Mustafi in the summer, according to a report on TalkSPORT.
Mustafi, who currently plays for Valencia, has attracted the attention of Spurs' scouting team out in Spain and Mauricio Pochettino is apparently keen on bringing him to White Hart Lane.
Tottenham will reportedly compete with the likes of Borussia Dortmund for his signature, with interest in his services building steadily.
Impact for Tottenham?
The addition of Mustafi would further confirm Tottenham's desire to look towards the future and entrust young players with taking them to the next level.
Mustafi is still only 22-years-old and has plenty of time to advance and he would certainly fit in with Spurs' current policy.
Tottenham are likely to be on the look-out for a centre-back in the summer, with a first-team partner for Jan Vertonghen still desirable.
Both Federico Fazio and Eric Dier have accompanied Vertonghen at the heart of Spurs' defence throughout the campaign so far, and Mustafi would compete with them for a place in the starting line-up.
Mustafi's addition would be a statement of Tottenham's ambition, considering he is regarded as one of the finest young talents across Europe.
He may only be 22, but the commanding defender already has experience which belies his years.
Mustafi has made 71 appearances in Spain's top-tier, whilst he also has a World Cup winners’ medal after playing a part in Germany's 2014 campaign.
The transfer may be an appealing one for the defender too, as he will arrive in England with a point to prove.
Mustafi came through Everton's youth-system, but was deemed not good enough and allowed to leave by the Toffees.