Tottenham Hotspur youngsters Alex Pritchard and Shaquille Coulthirst are reportedly attracting attention from Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Striker Coulthirst scored a hat-trick against Barcelona in the NextGen Series earlier this month, as Spurs posted a 4-1 away win over the Catalans. The 18-year-old is presently the competition's joint-top scorer, along with team mate Pritchard and Ajax's Victor Fischer, with four goals to his name.

Midfielder Pritchard, whose contract with Tottenham is set to expire in the summer, also netted against Barcelona. The 19-year-old has been highly impressive in the NextGen so far and scored three times in the two matches against German club Wolfsburg.

Shaq Coulthirst

Both players are yet to make their first-team debuts for the north London club but have attracted interest from a host of European clubs, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, reports the Metro. Spurs reportedly also rejected a bid for Pritchard from London rivals QPR in the summer.

Dempsey Wins US Soccer Award

Meanwhile, Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey has been named US Soccer's 2012 Male Athlete of the Year.

The 29-year-old was the top scorer for the national team with six goals in this calender year. Dempsey collected the honour in 2007 and 2011 as well and became the second player, after former Spurs shot-stopper Kasey Keller, to clinch the award three times.

"I've been trying to better myself every year and do my part to help the team do well. I have found a little bit more consistency in front of the goal. I've been working hard in that area, and also trying to find other ways to help the team. There's more I can contribute and more I can do better," Dempsey said.

"I want to thank the fans for voting for me. It's always great to be recognized for doing a good job, but at the same time it's been a team effort from all the players and the coaches. We look forward to the next round of qualifying and making sure we get the job done. The most important thing is that we make it to [the 2014 World Cup in] Brazil and do well, and I want to help the team in any way I can," the American added.