Summer Tottenham Hotspur target Maximilian Philipp may be the Bundesliga's best signing

Matthias Sammer hold the laudatory speech for the Iphitos Award 2017during the Players Night of the 102. BMW Open by FWU at Iphitos tennis club on April 30, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

Maxi Philipp is already earning rave reviews at Borussia Dortmund, who fought off competition from Spurs for the Freiburg star's signature.

Dortmund's striker Maximilian Philipp celebrates scoring during the German First division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund  vs Borussia Moenchengladbach in Dortmund, western...

Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund went head to head for Freiburg star Maximilian Philipp in June.

The Sun reported that the German Under-21 international was a target for both clubs after a superb breakthrough season in the Bundesliga, helping Christian Streich’s newly promoted side qualify for the Europa League and scoring nine times in all competitions.

The report added that Spurs valued Philipp at around £10 million – allowing Dortmund to eventually blow them out of the water by signing the young forward for £17.5 million (Goal). And Philipp is already looking an inspired investment for a club who have a habit of discovering the stars of tomorrow.

"Just wow! He has adapted to a new club at such speed,” Dortmund legend and 1996 Ballon D’Or winner Matthias Sammer told Eurosport of the 23-year-old.

Matthias Sammer hold the laudatory speech for the Iphitos Award 2017during the Players Night of the 102. BMW Open by FWU at Iphitos tennis club on April 30, 2017 in Munich, Germany.

“He plays very, very creatively. He is intelligent and cautious. He is also very easy on his feet.

"This all works very nicely, it is wonderful to look at. But what I have noticed for some time is that he is very disciplined, is integrated into the system.”

Just wow

In truth, Philipp is already staking a claim to be the Bundesliga’s most inspired signing of 2017/18 – although his fellow Dortmund winger Andriy Yarmolenko may have something to say about that. Philipp opened his account with two coolly taken goals in the 5-0 thrashing of Cologne recently before adding another stunning brace in Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Dortmund's forward Maximilian Philipp celebrate scoring the 5-0 goal with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Borussia Dortmund v FC Cologne, in...

His first was a gorgeous flicked volley, all subtle and style, and the second a hammer of a strike from the edge of the box. It’s a credit to the former Freiburg favourite’s rapid adaptation that the talismanic Marco Reus, who is out until the New Year, has not been missed as Peter Bosz’s side race to the top of the Bundesliga.

If only Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had put his hand a little deeper into his pocket.

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