Is it almost inevitable that Tottenham will join Premier League rivals in Frenkie De Jong chase?

Frenkie de Jong of Ajax gets past Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in...

A number of Premier League heavyweights want Ajax's Frenkie De Jong, but is it inevitable that Tottenham Hotspur will join the race?

Frenkie de Jong of Ajax gets past Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in...Frenkie de Jong

According to a recent report from The Sun, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea are all interested in Ajax starlet Frenkie De Jong, and feel that they could land the 20-year-old for just £5 million as he approaches the final 18 months of his contract.

Sky Sports reported last month that Tottenham have been monitoring Ajax games closely in recent times, with the likes of Justin Kluivert and Donny van de Beek on their radar.

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during a Tottenham Hotspur training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League Group H match against Real Madrid on October 31,...

So would it be out of the question to suggest that it is almost inevitable that Spurs will join their Premier League rivals in the race to sign the youngster?

De Jong has been exceptional in the middle of the park this season, making eight appearances in the Eredivisie and featuring on a couple of occasions as a substitute in the Champions League - he also played the final eight minutes of last season's Europa League final (alongside Spurs summer signing Davinson Sanchez).

Marouane Fellaini of Manchester United and Frenkie de Jong of Ajax battle for possession during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24,...

With Tottenham watching the youngster's team closely currently, it is likely that Mauricio Pochettino would have been informed of De Jong's ability and potential.

And although Sky Sports' report last month did not name him amongst the targets that Tottenham were considering, the fact that he is likely to be available for such a small fee surely makes him an extremely appealing target.

Paying £5 million for a 20-year-old undoubtedly has the potential to be a massive bargain, and thus, Spurs should not allow their top flight rivals to land him without making a move of their own.

And with Pochettino making it abundantly clear that the path to the first-team is there for anyone in his squad, it would not be a surprise if De Jong liked the look of a move to Wembley if Tottenham did enter the race.

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