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According to 90 minute reports, a host of Premier League clubs – Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur – keep a close eye on Schalke’s young forward Matthew Hoppe.
The 19-year-old has impressed for Schalke, which is rooted at the bottom of the Bundesliga, scoring five goals in just eight league starts.
Sources have said 90 mins that clubs across Europe have started taking notice of the American striker. Scouts from the aforementioned clubs have been monitoring Hoppe’s development, and it has been stated that they are all very impressed with his progress.
Schalke could be forced to sell their young forward. Not only are they fighting in the Bundesliga, but they have been saddled with debt of close to £ 175 million, even before the Covid-19 outbreak.
Liverpool has an advantage over other rivals in the race for Hoppe. The Reds have already signed Ozan Kabak on loan from Schalke, and can return to the German club again to sign the youngster.
Divock Origi has not had an impact this season and the Belgian is likely to be sold in the summer. Hoppe could be a smart addition to them.
Tottenham’s transfer strategy will largely depend on where they finish at the end of the season. If they manage to keep Harry Kane and sign Carlos Vinicius permanently, the chances of them moving in for Hoppe in the summer are very low.