Report: Tottenham pursuing shock move for Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter, tribunal possible

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Tottenham are reportedly battling for Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Tottenham are one of the clubs pursuing a deal for Liverpool teenager Jordan Rossiter, but face competition for his signature.

Rossiter, 18, is a born-and-bred Liverpudlian, and first joined his hometown club at the age of six, and has long been compared to his fellow Liverpool-born midfielder Steven Gerrard.

The youngster has made a total of four appearances in all competitions this season, including a substitute appearance against Arsenal and three Europa League displays.

Tipped to be a key player for Liverpool in the future, there are high hopes for Rossiter - but the Reds now risk losing him at the end of the season.

The Liverpool Echo report that Rossiter's contract expires at the end of the season, and no extension currently looks likely, leaving them vulnerable to losing the 18-year-old.

It's stated that Italian club Udinese are interested in Rossiter as they would only have to pay a compensation fee of £250,000 for him due to being a foreign club, but two English teams are also looking at him in a far more complicated situation.

Manchester City and Tottenham are believed to be interested in Rossiter, but given that they are based in England and the midfielder is under the age of 24, they won't be able to get him on the cheap.

Liverpool are believed to be looking to take any move from an English club to a tribunal, meaning any fee for the England Under-19 international would be determined for them.

With Spurs developing a host of young English players such as Dele Alli, Eric Dier and Harry Kane, Rossiter may fancy his chances at becoming a star at White Hart Lane - if Tottenham are willing to go through the hassle of a tribunal for his services next summer.

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