Tottenham and Southampton are keeping close tabs on Queens Park Rangers’ 21-year-old star Eberechi Eze with a January move mooted.
The transfer window only shut on English soil a mere three weeks ago, but Premier League clubs are back in the hunt for players to be signed in the January window. According to The Sun, Queens Park Rangers’ 21-year-old star Eberechi Eze is a prime target for Premier League sides Tottenham and Southampton with a move in January expected.
Eze has had an excellent start to the new Championship season, scoring twice in QPR’s last game against Wigan. The winger has seen his stock rise in recent times, and a move could be on the cards if Eze continues his form. Tottenham are in the queue along with Southampton as both sides are prepared to make a move when the winter window opens in January.
Tottenham are looking for young players to come in and replace some of their experienced bunch. A wide player would undoubtedly be on their agenda despite their deadline day signing of Ryan Sessegnon from Fulham. Mauricio Pochettino is looking for young stars to build a team for the future, and if Tottenham come in with an offer, then Eze could be interested in a move.
As for Southampton, Ralph Hasenhuttl is also on the lookout for emerging stars to build a good team for future seasons. Southampton sent scouts to watch Eze during QPR’s clash with Wigan, and his performances would not have disappointed those watching. Additionally, after losing goalkeeper Fraser Foster to Celtic, they might be interested in recruiting British talent to their squad.
Eze joined QPR back in 2017 and has a contract until the summer of 2021. For now, he might not prove to be an expensive option for either Southampton or Tottenham. However, in case QPR decide to acknowledge the substantial interest in Eze and extend his contract, he might cost more for the Premier League sides.
Eze has made 62 Championship appearances for QPR since arriving at the club. He is set to play a vital role as the side push for promotion from the second-tier of English football.
As for Eze, it could be a tough decision on his hands. If he is looking to take small steps towards a big club, then Southampton might fit his liking. However, the lure of playing for Tottenham could prove to be too enticing a prospect to turn down. It remains to be seen what the future holds for the talented youngster.