Napoli join race for Tottenham target Kerem Demirbay

Napoli are interested in HSV Hamburg youngster Kerem Demirbay according to Forza Italian Football.

Demirbay’s agent Ersin Akan also recently stated that the Serie A outfit have been keeping tabs on his client as have Roma.

“Napoli want to sign a young midfielder next season as do Roma, Kerem does like Italy and his international teammate Salih Uçan has advised him to join Italy,” Akan was quoted as saying by Sporx.

Akan also revealed that Tottenham as well as Benfica have also been scouting the 21-year-old.

“Scouts from Tottenham and Benfica have been keeping tabs on him and have been following his progress in Turkey during the winter break,” Akan was quoted as saying by Sporx.

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Demirbay is currently on loan at Bundesliga II outfit FC Kaiserslautern and has one goal and three assists in 21 appearances this season.

The 21-year-old central midfielder was born in Germany but represents the Turkish national team.

Demirbay is of Turkish heritage and has played for the Crescent-Stars at U19 and U21 level.

The young midfielder was a Borussia Dortmund youth player and later joined HSV in 2013 on a free transfer.

Kaiserslautern are currently second in the Bundesliga II, on course for promotion to the top-tier of German football.