Tottenham to swoop for two rising stars this summer who could be next generation for Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in bringing Championship duo David Brooks and Ryan Sessegnon to the club this summer as the search for the next generation of English talent continues.

The Sun have reported that Spurs are negotiating a £10 million move plus add-ons for Sheffield United prodigy Brooks, who has shone in the second tier this term.

Meanwhile, it is claimed in The Telegraph that the Lilywhites are prepared to pay up to £35 million for teenage sensation Sessegnon from Fulham.

However, they may encounter stubborn resistance from the Whites, who are believed to value the England under-19 international at £50 million.

This is the latest example of manager Mauricio Pochettino looking to youth to improve his side, having previously snapped up Dele Alli from MK Dons and helped Harry Kane become one of the world’s leading forwards during his time in North London.

Whilst some fans may prefer to see money spent on more established players, this is a policy that has worked thus far for the Argentine which also helps to secure the club financially given the resale value on these youngsters.

Brooks has not been a regular for the Blades this season but has impressed with two goals and three assists despite starting just five Championship matches.

It is thought that Pochettino could look to convert the 20-year-old, who has largely played as an advanced midfielder in his short career to date, into a central striker in the mould of Kane.

That would appear to be a sensible course of action, particularly given that the Premier League’s top scorer is likely to be on the radar of Europe’s elite over the coming years.

As for Sessegnon, he is reminiscent of ex-Spurs star Gareth Bale, in that he started his career as a left-back but has already moved further up the pitch to accommodate his attacking strengths.

With 13 goals and four assists in all competitions this season, the 17-year-old is considered one of the best players of his age on the planet and although the transfer fees being talked about are enormous, they could represent great value for money in a few years’ time.

Both Brooks and Sessegnon have the potential to go on to be leading talents over the coming seasons and snapping them up early would be a coup for any top-flight side.

Tottenham have a proven track record of nurturing young English footballers and this should be a major selling point if a bidding war does ensue.