Report: Everton join Tottenham in race for Jann-Fiete Arp

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on December 10, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton have become the latest Premier League club to register an interest in Tottenham Hotspur target Jann-Fiete Arp.

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,...

According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Everton have joined Tottenham and a host of Premier League sides in the race to sign Hamburg sensation Jann-Fiete Arp.

Arp appears to be one of the brightest prospects coming through in any of Europe's top divisions, having made seven Bundesliga appearances for Hamburg this term and he has shown glimpses of his potential, scoring twice already.

Jann-Fiete Arp (R) of Germany U17 challenges Tiago Djaló (L) of Portugal U17 during the U17 Algarve Cup Tournament Match between Portugal U17 and germany U17 on February 14, 2017 in...

The 17-year-old, who was born two days before two David Unsworth penalties guided Everton to a 2-0 FA Cup win over Birmingham in January 2000, has been prolific at youth team level for club and country - he has scored 18 goals in 19 games for Germany's under-17s - so it is hardly surprising that a number of teams are keen on luring him away.

The Mirror reports that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are all interested in bringing him to the Premier League, while Tottenham are also monitoring his progress at the moment.

And Sam Allardyce has joined some of the top four contenders in the race, with the Mirror reporting that Everton have Arp - whose contract expires in 2019 - on their radar.

Sam Allardyce, Manager of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Huddersfield Town at Goodison Park on December 2, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Based on what Arp has shown during his brief career so far, it would undoubtedly be a coup for any of the Premier League sides if they were able to bring him in at some stage in the future.

Everton may perhaps fear for their chances given the calibre of the opposition also in the race, but the Toffees surely have a great chance as they arguably offer the clearest path to the first-team of any of the interested English sides, and have certainly not been afraid to give young players opportunities in recent times.

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