By Will Butcher
Tottenham are set to battle Liverpool and Arsenal for the signature of Borussia Dortmund prodigy Christian Pulisic, according to a report.
Italian outlet Calcio Mercato claim that Spurs have joined the race to sign the highly-rated attacker, despite Dortmund’s desire to keep their teenage star.
Pulisic, 18, is one of the hottest properties to have been produced by the States in recent years, after making his Dortmund debut in January of this year.
With four goals and six assists to his name at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund’s resolve is set to be tested again after Liverpool failed with numerous summer bids.
After signing a one-year contract extension less than 12 months ago, Pulisic is contracted with Thomas Tuchel’s side for another three years.
Dortmund’s number 22 is already a fully fledged USA international, after making his debut against Guatemala in March 2016.
Pulisic has made 11 appearances for his country after appearances against the likes of Argentina, Colombia and Ecuador.
Tottenham could be on the look out for a winger, with summer signing Moussa Sissoko struggling to make an impact at White Hart Lane so far, while Erik Lamela is still struggling to return to first-team action.
Football Insider verdict:
The signing of winger Pulisic would be a massive coup if Tottenham could tempt him to leave Dortmund, as well as beating Liverpool and Arsenal to the signature of the American star. With his ability to run at the defence, as well as an eye for goal and creativity in the final thrid, Tottenham should break the bank to bring the teenager to White Hart Lane. With Pochettino’s faith in youth, Pulisic could be given plenty of opportunities to shine for Spurs, but is likely to prefer a move to Anfield after working with manager Jurgen Klopp during the media-friendly manager’s time at Dortmund.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Pochettino has identified two Premier League replacements as rumours continue to strengthen over the exit of captain Hugo Lloris.