Tottenham and Everton keen on latest Belgian prodigy but Prem giants the favourites

Manchester United lead Tottenham Hotspur and Everton in the race for Sekou Sidibe, a report claims.

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are keen on Belgian football's latest child prodigy, but Manchester United lead the race according to the Sun.

The tabloid claims visiting scouts have been impressed by the displays of Sekou Sidibe in PSV Eindhoven's Under-16s.

Because of his age, the 14-year-old cannot be tied to a contract at the Phillips Stadion, and that could open the door for English clubs to pounce.

Encouragingly, they would only have to pay minor compensation for the striker's training.

Sidibe, whose family hail from the Ivory Coast, is a Belgium Under-15 international.

And a move to either Tottenham or Everton could see him link up with a number of his fellow countrymen, with current internationals Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Moussa Dembele and Nacer Chadli all on Spurs' books and Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas employed by the Toffees.

It was reported in March that another Belgian, 15-year-old Jonathan de Bie, was on trial at White Hart Lane and expected to sign a contract.

United, though, boast arguably the strongest links with PSV, having taken current players Memphis Depay and Andreas Pereira from the Dutch club, along with former stars Jaap Stam, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Park Ji-Sung.

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