Andy Najar was once one of the brightest young talents in the MLS. Now, he is being linked with a possible move to White Hart Lane.
After moving to the United States from Honduras at the age of 13, Najar joined D.C. United’s youth academy. By the age of 17, he was voted MLS Rookie of the Year and penned the future of United.
With so much promise at such a young age, Najar attracted interest from multiple European clubs before making a move to Belgian side Anderlecht in 2013.
At Anderlecht, the 21-year-old has impressed many scouts, in particular those from Tottenham Hotspur.
The Daily Star reported that Spurs sent scouts to watch Anderlecht’s Champions League match against Borussia Dortmund, and were so impressed that they will also attend Anderlecht’s match against Arsenal.
For such a young player, Najar has amassed quite the resume. The former MLS Rookie of the Year has Champions League experience with Anderlecht, as well as featuring for Honduras in this summer’s World Cup. At 21 years old and still developing as a player, Najar’s big game experience could help raise his stock throughout Europe.
Najar has become a regular for Anderlecht out wide, playing both attacking winger and as a wingback. With DeAndre Yedlin heading for Tottenham after the MLS season, could we see two of Major League Soccer’s most talented products lining up for the same Premier League club?