|Spurs are involved in a scramble for Fahoud's signature|
German sports news outlet SportBild have reported that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in 21-year-old (22 next January) Mahmoud Dahoud.
Dahoud is a central midfielder for Borussia Mönchengladbach and the German Under-21 team. He has a contract with the Bundesliga side until 2018 so will be entering his final year in the summer. That makes him a very interesting player for a lost of clubs who include Liverpool, Manchester City, Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.
We. like others, have had informal conversations about Dahoud and are keeping an eye on the situation should he become available. naturally the Germans don't want to lose him, but nor do they want to see him leave for free. They want him to sign a new contract and he has yet to decide what his best option is, to stay or leave.
His strengths are making key passes, long shots, passing, through balls, tackling and concentration, his main weakness in aerial duels. he has operated in a number of different midfield roles which gives him the versatility Mauricio Pochettino likes but probably more importantly shows he has football intelligence, a natural ability all top players need.
He looks to have the ability to become a top class midfielder o whoever gets his signature on a contract could well be laughing. Why? Because this summer he has an £8.67 million (€10m - AUS$14.18m - US$10.58m) release clause in his contract, asrevealed by SportBild last summer.
At their winter training camp director of sport Max Eberl told Express.de that Dahoud would not be leaving.
"We will not give Mo this winter. We're not going to give another player right now."The German club are not fans of the winter transfer window and do not like to sell players during it unless they have to. That was conformed to the press at the same time by their manager Dieter Hecking.
While a deal won't be happening in January, there is going to be an almighty scramble for his come the summer so there will be plenty of offers and conversations with his agent in the coming months.