RB Leipzig on the trail of Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths - sources
Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths has emerged as a target for big-spending RB Leipzig sources have told ESPN FC.
Griffiths, who is regarded as the new Harry Kane at Tottenham, enhanced his growing reputation with a hat trick in Tottenham's Premier League Youth Cup semifinal win over North London rivals Arsenal at the weekend.
The 17-year-old, who has scored 20 goals for Tottenham's Under-18 side so far this season, is tipped to be the latest exciting talent to progress through the youth ranks into the first-team following in the path of Kane and Harry Winks.
Griffiths has featured for England at youth level and he is widely regarded as one of the most promising young players in the country after impressing for club and country during the last 18 months.
The teenager, who is yet to turn professional, is being tracked by a number of top clubs across Europe as a result of his goalscoring exploits.
RB Leipzig have been alerted to Griffiths by new head of recruitment Paul Mitchell who was formerly head of recruitment at Spurs and is well aware of the teenager's undoubted potential.
German clubs have been actively scouring the English youth scene to try and find the best young talent in the country following England's recent success on the international stage after winning the Under-17s and Under-20s World Cup in the last year.
Leipzig recently signed Everton forward Ademola Lookman on loan during the January transfer window with the player impressing at the Under-20 World Cup with three goals
Borussia Dortmund signed Jadon Sancho from Manchester City last summer after he was named player of the tournament at the European Under-17s Championship in May 2017, while West Ham's Reece Oxford moved to Borussia Monchengladbach on loan last summer and Kaylen Hinds left Arsenal for Wolfsburg.
Bundesliga sides are so keen to tap into the Premier League market for young talents that they are looking to bring in heads of recruitment from English clubs to help give them the edge in signing the best youngsters in England.
Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @SportsPeteO.