Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur have both reportedly made enquiries for young Werder Bremen talent David Philipp.

The 17-year-old, who performs as an attacking midfielder, has drawn attention for his displays for Bremen’s under-17s side, having scored 18 goals and 21 assists last term.

Philipp has stepped up to the under-19s team this campaign and has already got off to a great start with two goals and four assists.

“I wouldn’t want to rule out the interest in David from the English clubs, But I don’t know exactly how firm it is. We would be very eager to continue working together with David.

“We have already held talks with him, and explained what his future career with Werder could look like.” – academy chief Bjorn Schierenbeck told German media. 

Philipp’s current deal with the Bundesliga side ends next summer.


Meanwhile, Liverpool have been notified that Timo Werner has no release clause in his RB Leipzig deal, setting the Bundesliga club in control over his future amid latest transfer speculation over the striker.

The 21-year-old has caught the eye this campaign with some prolific performances, scoring four goals in four matches for his club and three in two for Germany during the modern international break.

Werner’s excellent form has seen him linked with both Liverpool and Real Madrid in the last few days, however, the Reds will certainly have to pay up if they are to have any purpose of taking the youngster to Anfield.

The Reds took the position of a clause in Werner’s team-mate Naby Keita’s deal, and have a deal in place to secure him for £48million next summer.

But, Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff says there is no such clause for Werner and has told sides they are not preparing to let their prized asset go.

“He has a contract until 2020, and he feels at home here,” – Mintzlaff said, before proving he had no release clause.

On keeping the player happy, he claimed: “We are playing in the Champions League. With this, we can offer Timo everything to continue his development here.

“We are completely relaxed. Here, he has the perfect platform.”