Liverpool, Tottenham battling for Werder Bremen wonderkid

Rob McCarthy

Tottenham and Liverpool are reportedly ready to go head-to-head in a battle to land Werder Bremen wonderkid David Philipp.

The 17-year-old midfielder is one of the Bundesliga’s hottest young properties, having coming through the youth ranks at Bremen, and had 18 goals and 21 assists in their Under-17 side last season.

And those performances have sparked interest from Liverpool and Spurs, according to Sky Deutschland, via the Daily Mirror.

Indeed, Bremen academy director Bjorn Schierenbeck admitted: “I wouldn’t want to rule out the interest in David from the English clubs.

“But I don’t know exactly how firm it is. We would be very eager to continue working together with David.

“We have already held talks with him, and explained what his future career with Werder can look like.”

Philipp, who is said to be close to a call-up to the German Under-19 international side, is out of contract next summer.