Report: Tottenham Hotspur top contenders to sign winger, Arsenal also interested


Tottenham and Arsenal are both reportedly interested in Jean-Paul Boetius of Feyenoord.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked once again with the signing of Feyenoord winger Jean-Paul Boetius.

Italian website Tuttomercatoweb report that Spurs are the leading contenders to sign the 20-year-old, with Serie A sides ready to admit defeat in their own pursuit. AC Milan and Juventus had been linked.

Tottenham's main threat to sign Boetius, the website claim, comes from rivals Arsenal.

Boetius was linked by The Mail to Tottenham in January, although his form had dipped since then.

The winger has five goals and two assists this season, but all but one assist came prior to February.

Where would he fit in?

Boetius is a left winger who would add further depth to a weak area of Tottenham's squad. 

He is not yet performing at a level which would suggest he can go in and command a first team starting role regularly, unlike PSVs Memphis Depay.

The early progress he has made however is promising, and has seen him earn an international call-up already to the Holland side.

Given time to develop at Spurs, under a head coach who has a proven track record at bringing young talent through, he could turn out to be clever signing, and a lot cheaper than Depay too.

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