Stoke City defender Harry Souttar is said to be of interest to both Tottenham Hotspur and Everton, as per a recent report by Stoke-on-Trent Live.
The 22-year-iold centre back has slowly established himself as a first team regular at the Bet365 Stadium since he made the move to the club back in 2016 from his boyhood club, Dundee United and is now considered a key member of Michael O’Neill’s side.
His strong form so far this season has been one of the main cornerstones from which this Stoke side have thrived, with the towering defender having nailed down a spot at the heart of the back three that his manager has deployed.
Indeed Souttar is so highly valued by the Potters, that the club moved to tie him down to a new contract in February of this year, as the Australian international committed himself to wearing red and white until the summer of 2025 at least.
However that hasn’t put off the aforementioned Premier League suitors, with Everton said to view the player as a potential long term replacement for Yerry Mina at Goodison Park if the Columbian chooses to move on next summer, whilst Spurs have been watching the player with interest since the spring.
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As well as being a domineering presence in defensive situations, Souttar is also very adept in possession of the ball and has gradually increased his al round pace, which means that he is ticking a lot of the boxes of these Premier League scouts.
Add to the fact that the player has already played over 50 games for the Potters at a good level, and it would be fair to say that both the Toffees and Spurs would be forced to pay a premium for the 22-year-old in order to secure his signature, with Stoke having taken up a very healthy position if the clubs do indeed come calling for Souttar.