Report: Tottenham scouted Nottingham Forest Under-18's this week, Ben Brereton potentially targeted

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Tottenham Hotspur joined Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in scouting Nottingham Forest this week.

According to the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur scouted Nottingham Forest's Under-18's this week – and striker Ben Brereton is believed to have been a possible target.

Forest have been churning out great young players from their academy in recent years, as the likes of Karl Darlow, Jamaal Lascelles, Ben Osborn, Oliver Burke, Matty Cash and Joe Worrall have all emerged in recent years.

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The newest crop of young Forest talent were in action on Tuesday as they took on Stoke City in the FA Youth Cup at the bet365 Stadium – but it was a miserable night for Forest as they lost 4-1, with Tyrese Campbell hitting a hat-trick for the Potters.

Now, reports from the Daily Mail suggest that a number of Premier League scouts were in attendance for the game, with many of them wanting to look at Forest youngster Ben Brereton.

Tottenham manager Mauricio PochettinoTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino

Scouts from Arsenal, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur were all in the crowd, and 17-year-old Brereton is believed to have been their prime target.

The striker has hit 15 goals in just 20 games for Forest's Under-23 side this season, and those exploits have unsurprisingly caught the eye, with Premier League clubs seemingly queueing up to sign him.

A move to Tottenham would be particularly interesting, given that Mauricio Pochettino has given chances to young English players in recent times, with Eric Dier, Dele Alli, Harry Winks and Harry Kane all impressing.

Spurs have tried to find backup to Harry Kane in attack, but Vincent Janssen has struggled so far this term, and whilst Shayon Harrison will be hoping to push for a first-team spot in the near future, adding another young striker to develop may be a good idea for Spurs.

Brereton, who has impressed with his aerial ability for Forest, may now be on Tottenham's transfer wish list, but with their top Premier League rivals also keen on signing him, Pochettino's men may have to move quickly to sign one of the Football League's top young strikers.

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