Report: Tottenham watched £17m target Elif Elmas score dramatic derby goal yesterday

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Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs are reportedly prepared to pay £17m to bring Fenerbahce's Super Lig starlet Elif Elmas to the Premier League.

Eljif Elmas (99) of Fenerbahce celebrates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on April 14, 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur scouts were in attendance as transfer target Elif Elmas found the net in the Istanbul derby between Fenerbahce and Galatasaray on Sunday, as reported by Fotomac.

The 19-year-old Macedonian midfielder is arguably the most exciting young talent currently plying his trade in Turkish football and he only enhanced his reputation further when his Fenerbahce side hosted their bitter local rivals over the weekend.

 

Elmas cancelled out a goal from Everton loanee Henry Onyekuru to secure a point for the hosts, lifting the ball into the top corner after a perfectly timed late burst into the penalty area.

That was just Elmas’s second league goal of the campaign.

(L-R) Eljif Elmas of Fenerbahce SK, Nabil Dirar of Fenerbahce SK during the Turkish Spor Toto Super Lig football match between Fenerbahce AS and Galatasaray AS at the Sukru Saracoglu...

And, according to Fotomac, scouts from Spurs were there to see him in action while Lazio and Fiorentina were also present to run the rule over a teenager who has ten international caps to his name already.

SuperHaber claimed just last week that Tottenham were prepared to pay £17 million to bring Elmas to North London and their belief that he could be a future star will only have been strengthened by another match-changing performance from a player whose name translates, quite fittingly, as ‘Diamond’.

Elif Elmas of Fenerbahce SK gestures during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between FC Zenit Saint Petersburg and Fenerbahce SK on February 21, 2019 at Saint Petersburg...

 

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