Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering bringing in Ajax pair Joel Veltman and Davy Klaassen, as he looks to strengthen his squad ahead of next season.
Spurs will be hoping to challenge for the title again next year, as well as competing in the Champions League, meaning Pochettino will have to add strength in depth to be able to cope with the increased number of games.
With a number of positions to add to, the 45-year-old Argentine will turn his attention to a brilliantly developing Ajax squad to bring in Veltman and Klaassen, according to the Telegraph.
Managed by Peter Bosz, Ajax have done surprisingly well despite the young age of their squad. In fact, the Amsterdam club, who will face Manchester United in the Europa League final, fielded the youngest starting XI in Eredivisie history, with an average of just 20 years and 139 days.
Ajax have named the youngest-ever starting XI in Eredivisie history.
Average age: 20 years, 139 days.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 14, 2017
However, next season they may be without Veltman and Klaassen, as Spurs prepare to move for both players. Klaassen has already been heavily linked with a move away from the Dutch club, with both Everton and Napoli interested in signing him.
Veltman on the other hand has only 12 months left on his current deal. The 25-year-old as previously interested Pochettino, as his versatility across the back four being a huge factor in the London club’s interest.
Which Football King Are You?
</p></section><section><h2>You’re one-on-one with the keeper. Do you…</h2></section><section><h3>Which of these best describes you as a footballing king?</h3></section><section><h3>Where do you spend your time off the pitch?</h3></section><section><h3>Which one of these former football kings do you admire most?</h3></section> </div>”>