Tottenham are looking to RB Salzburg wonderkid Luka Reischl to bolster their attacking options, according to reports.
The 16-year-old has attracted interest from the north London side but face potential restrictions due to a forthcoming rule change. From January 1st 2021, FIFA regulations will kick in which means that they will not be allowed to sign overseas players under 18 years old, as per Sportsmail (via the Daily Mail).
Reischl could be available for as little as £2m, but with the likes of Manchester City also monitoring the progress of the wonderkid, his value could dramatically increase, the Daily Mail revealed. The report also claimed that Reischl is a prolific talent at academy level with 63 goals from 41 academy appearances in Austria. CalcioMercato confirmed that Serie A giants Juventus are also firm admirers of the Austrian and has picked up the name of ‘goal machine’ due to his proficiency and ruthlessness in front of goal.
Salzburg’s hot prospect is no stranger to recognition, having picked up the best player gong at last year’s Istria Cup, which is a tournament which is recognised as the world’s most important international youth competition, as per Talksport. However, with new EU regulations set to take effect post-Brexit, they will have to act fast to get their man.
Reischl has a phenomenal record at academy level and there is no surprise that he is being tailed by some of the biggest clubs around. It would make perfect sense for Jose Mourinho to add him to his striking options for the future, potentially developing into a key figure in the senior side once Harry Kane gets to the end of his career.
But there is no time to waste. The more clubs that want him, the higher his price will climb. With the deadline for EU and FIFA regulations looming, Spurs cannot afford to waste any time and must get negotiations done sooner rather than later.
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