Report: Tottenham Hotspur set to finalise deal for 16-year-old Belgian youth international Jonathan De Bie

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

The Belgian talent has also been on trial at Liverpool.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Reports in Belgium are suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur are all set to conclude a transfer for young Belgian stopper Jonathan De Bie.

The 16-year-old has, according to Gazet Van Antwerpen and Het Nieuwsblad, left his boyhood club KV Mechelen officially and is on his way to the Premier League.

Both sources report that Spurs is his likely destination – however also mention some interest from English rivals.

Tottenham would however seem the likely destination for Belgium’s under-16 international stopper.

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois celebrates their first goalChelsea's Thibaut Courtois celebrates their first goal

The move looks increasingly likely when you consider the comments of his older brother Thomas De Bie, currently a goalkeeper himself with Cercle Brugge, back in March. The 19-year-old told Het Nieuwsblad that his younger sibling had been on trial at Tottenham and was likely to sign a deal with the club:

"The chances are that he will soon sign a contract with the Spurs."

De Bie also spent time on trial at Liverpool back in March and it is clear he is a very talented young stopper – with plenty of teams interested in his services.

Whilst it is too young to say whether he can go on to be as good as a Thibaut Courtois there is no doubt that Spurs see him as a potentially exciting addition to their Belgian connection.

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