Jann-Fiete Arp's reported price-tag should make up Tottenham's mind

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Tottenham Hotspur had reportedly made an enquiry about signing Jann-Fiete Arp from Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg.

Jann-Fiete Arp of Germany U17 has an effort on goal during the U17 Algarve Cup Tournament Match between England U17 and Germany U17 on February 12, 2017 in Albufeira, Portugal.

It has all gone quiet on the Jann-Fiete Arp front of late.

Earlier in the year, a whole host of top level clubs were linked with the record-breaking Hamburg striker. But, after Hamburg were relegated from the Bundesliga for the first time, speculation over Arp’s future has been strangely absent from the gossip columns.

Yet with a Hamburg side in a worrying financial situation demanding just £7 million for arguably their prized asset according to the Daily Record (live blog, 10.33am), surely Tottenham Hotspur should wake themselves up.

Jann-Fiete Arp of Germany U17 during the U17 Algarve Cup Tournament Match between England U17 and Germany U17 on February 12, 2017 in Albufeira, Portugal.

The Mirror claimed back in January that Spurs had made an enquiry about the teenage striker, who became the first player born in the 21st century to score a Bundesliga goal back in October against Hertha Berlin.

And while £7 million is not exactly cheap for a player who has made just eight starts in his professional career, it is not often a talent as big as Arp is on the market for a less than astronomical fee.

Germany's Jann-Fiete Arp controls the ball during the quarter-final football match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at The Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on October 22,...

Compare Arp with Ryan Sessegnon, Fulham’s 17-year-old winger who reportedly has a price-tag of £50 million on his head, and the blonde-haired German, who scored seven goals in five games for Hamburg’s U19s last season, looks more and more like a potential snip.

Arp would not be a regular starter at Tottenham but he would only benefit from working under Mauricio Pochettino; a manager famous for turning youth into star quality.

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