Report: Tottenham Eyes More Young Ajax Talent in Kluivert, Van de Beek

Tottenham are reportedly plotting further raids on Ajax as they rule the run over talented players Donny van de Beek and Justin Kluivert.
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Tottenham are reportedly plotting further raids on Ajax as they rule the run over talented players Donny van de Beek and Justin Kluivert.

Sky Sports has reported that Spurs have sent scouts to watch the duo in action for the Eredivisie giants in recent weeks and may look to prise them away from their homeland.

Tottenham have had success with recruiting youngsters from Ajax in the past, with Christian Eriksen joined in north London by Colombian centre-back Davinson Sanchez this summer.

The club's scouting network on the continent have been instructed to continually be on the lookout for further new additions to Mauricio Pochettino's squad, and Van de Beek and Kluivert have been picked out as possible buys in the future.

Kluivert, the son of legendary Dutch striker Patrick, is a right winger by trade and has already made 32 appearances for Ajax's first-team since breaking into the senior setup at the Amsterdam Arena.

The 18-year-old has only notched two goals and six assists from those games, but his blistering pace and ability to take on opposing defenders would be a welcome addition to Pochettino's ranks.

Van de Beek, meanwhile, is a centre midfielder who has impressed for Ajax throughout the 2017/18 campaign.

The 20-year-old, who is contracted to the club until the summer of 2020, has made 55 appearances for Marcel Keizer's team since February 2016, and already has three goals and an assist from 13 run outs this term.

The pair would certainly fall in line with Pochettino's desire to buy talented young stars and mould them into his image at White Hart Lane and, given Spurs' ability to turn potential into quality with the likes of Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and Harry Kane in recent seasons, would be an interesting club for either to join.

Spurs are also thought to be interested in Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz - the attacker having racked up four goals and nine assists in 36 first team outings in the Bundesliga.