Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a setback in their hopes of securing the services of one of Europe’s up and coming stars.

Andreas Skov Olsen has been dubbed as ‘the next Christian Eriksen’ in his home country of Denmark, he currently plays his football for Danish side FC Nordsjaelland where he scored 26 goals and provided six assists in 44 appearances last season.

At just 19 years of age, it’s no surprise that the right winger is attracting interest from all around Europe.

It had been previously reported by the mirror that Spurs were in pole position to sign the midfielder for around the £10m mark, after Mauricio Pochettino sent scouts to keep an eye on the Denmark U21 international.

However, it now seems that Tottenham may have more competition for the youngster than they first anticipated.

During an interview with Danish outlet TV3 Sport , FC Nordsjaelland director Carsten Jensen has claimed that up to 20 clubs have been in contact over the player’s availability while also dismissing reports that Tottenham are favourites to sign the 19-year-old.

“Just now, 20 clubs have approached us seriously,” he said. “We have never experienced anything like this.”

“I don’t want to exclude Tottenham from wanting to recruit Andreas, but we haven’t heard from the club.”

The director also insisted that the final decision on any move will be down to the player himself.

“In the end, Andreas decides which offer he wants to say yes to; provided that the club in question meets our financial requirements,” he added. 

“We will of course advise him. The bigger the club and league, the less play time.”

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