Tottenham send scouts to watch Mainz playmaker

Mainz' midfielder Yunus Malli (L) and Leverkusen's midfielder Lars Bender vie for the ball during the German first division Bundesliga football match between 1 FSV Mainz 05 v Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Mainz, Germany, on April 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND RESTRICTIONS - DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER MATCH. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050. (Photo credit should read DANIEL ROLAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Tottenham are interested in signing the Turkish international playmaker Yunus Malli.

The Italian outlet Tutto Mercatto states that Spurs have sent scouts to monitor the Maniz midfielder’s performances.

The 23-year-old midfielder has been in great form the the Bundesliga outfit this season scoring eight times and providing two assist in 22 appearances.

Malli played for the Germany U21 side as a youth but has decided to switch allegiances and represent the country of his parents.

The Mainz star was recently called up to the Turkish national team international friendly games against Qatar and Greece where he made his debut.

Malli is expected to be called up to the Turkish national team for the European Championships in France over the summer.

The 23-year-old was born in Germany but is of Turkish descent like several players in the current Crescent-Stars and German national team setup.

Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Calhanoglu, Besiktas winger Gokhan Tore and Galatasaray midfielder Hamit Altintop were all born in Germany but represent Turkey.

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