Premier League pair Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton will battle it out for Charlton forward Ademola Lookman should the club suffer relegation, according to the Daily Star.
Both top flight outfits have good records in nurturing young talent, with Spurs particularly showing a willingness to blood them into the first-team right away.
The success of Dele Alli this season, after coming from League One, has captured many people’s imaginations and the scouting lower down the leagues has no doubt become more of a factor for top level sides.
Lookman only penned a new deal at the Valley in January though is thought to be able to leave South London should the Addicks succumb to relegation to League One.
The 18-year old forward has risen to prominence this season, scoring four goals and recording one assist during his 20 appearances.
Jose Riga’s side are on the verge of dropping down a division, currently sitting a massive eleven points from safety with just five games of the season remaining.
Looking to keep their feint hopes of survival alive, they will travel to already relegated Bolton Wanderers tomorrow.
Does Lookman have the potential to perform in the top tier? How big a loss will he be for Charlton?