Report: Tottenham and West Ham monitoring Walsall's Mitchel Candlin, who knows Spurs trio already

Slaven Bilic manager of West Ham United and Mauricio Pochettino Manager of Tottenham Hotspur prior to the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are said to have 'detailed' scouting reports on the 17-year-old Walsall striker.

A general view of the Bank's Stadium ahead of the Pre Season Friendly match between Walsall and Leicster City at Banks' Stadium on July 30, 2014 in Walsall, England.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are monitoring teenage Walsall striker Mitchel Candlin, according to the Sun.

Candlin made his senior debut in April this year, two months before his 17th birthday, and has since gone on to make another five appearances for Walsall.

He signed his first professional contract with the League One side in August, shortly before he was called up to train with an England Under-18 squad featuring Tottenham trio Tashan Oakley-Boothe, Oliver Skipp and Timothy Eyoma.

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According to the Sun, Spurs and West Ham have 'detailed' scouting reports on Candlin, who is already six foot tall. However, there is no suggestion that an approach is imminent from either side.

The pair, who faced each other in the Premier League on Saturday, boast impressive track records when it comes to blooding young talent.

Southampton's Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini (L) vies with West Ham United's Irish defender Declan Rice during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and West Ham...

Teenagers Nathan Holland, Declan Rice and Domingos Quina have all appeared for West Ham's first team this season, with Harry Winks, Juan Foyth and Kyle Walker-Peters - who are all 21 or under - doing likewise for Tottenham.

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