Arsenal and Liverpool are both tracking the progress of Borussia Monchengladbach forward Sinan Kurt as clubs across Europe flock around another prodigious youngster to emerge from Germany.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder who has already been likened to former Monchengladbach and current Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus is one of the most highly regarded players within the club's youth ranks that have won acclaim in recent years for producing talented players.
German newspaper Express report that Sinan's impressive displays for Monchengladbach's youth ranks in the Youth B Bundesliga West division have garnered the interest of a number of tops clubs across Europe. In addition to Liverpool and Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain, Valencia and Porto have been credited with interest in the teenager.
Sinan, who operates as a secondary striker according to Express, struck 31 goals and provided a further 21 assists in his 52 appearances for Monchengladbach's youth team and is destined for a great career, whether at the Bundesliga club or elsewhere, a source told the publication.
Similarly to current Germany internationals Sami Khedira, Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, Sinan's family is of Turkish decent, something which has garnered the interest of Galatasaray. The Turkish champions have reportedly made an offer worth €1m for the Germany Under-17 international in an attempt to sew up a deal before the rest of Europe make their interest in Sinan formal.
Both Liverpool and Arsenal are no strangers to poaching young talent from the youth ranks of German football. Last summer Brendan Rodgers secured the services of 19-year-old striker Samed Yesil. The striker had made just one appearance for Bayer Leverkusen's senior side having done enough to impress Liverpool scouts in the club's youth ranks.
The Merseyside club also have former Borussia Dortmund defender Stephen Sama in their ranks, signed from the Champions League finalists Dortmund as a 16-year-old in 2009.
Arsenal meanwhile lured promising midfielder Serge Gnabry from Stuttgart's youth ranks, joining the Gunners after turning 16 in 2011. The club also snapped up 20-year-old Thomas Eisfeld after the attacking midfielder was released by Dortmund in January of last year.