Tottenham was eager to draw the American Booth brothers Taylor from Bayern Munich and Zach from Real Salt Lake
- Taylor Booth impressed Tottenham staff during a Bayern Munich U19 game
- The American assisted two goals in a 3-0 win over Tottenham’s U19 squad
- Tottenham is also interested in Taylor’s 16-year-old brother Zach from the MLS
Tottenham investigated Bayern Munich midfielder Taylor Booth and expressed interest in his younger brother Zach.
Young American Taylor impressed Jose Mourinho’s staff last December with a significant contribution when Bayern’s U19 defeated Tottenham 3-0 to beat them out of the UEFA Youth League.
The USA U19 international set up two of Bayern’s goals with accurate set pieces and came close to his team’s score when they dominated midfield.
Taylor Booth and his brother Zach have been linked with movements to join Tottenham
Taylor Booth shone in a Champions League U19 game against Tottenham in December
Taylor was picked up by Bayern from Real Salt Lake and signed until 2022. He is as adept at holding as a box-to-box or attacking midfielder with good technique and an eye for a pass.
The teenager turns 19 at the end of this month and comes from a football crazy family with his parents Chad and Kelli who also play at a high level in the United States.
Genetics have also played a role in the development of younger brother Zach, who is attracting interest from a number of English clubs.
Taylor Booth (right) delivered two assists during the 3-0 win against Tottenham
The 16-year-old, who is still in the Real Salt Lake academy and covered by the US at U17 level, underwent a trial at Tottenham before Christmas and they continue to monitor his progress.
The midfielder led the US U17 against Spain, England and Denmark during a tournament at St George’s Park in February and his driving performance there also warned scouts from Leicester City, Norwich City and Fulham, who are now showing a strong interest.
Tottenham will once again be aware of what they are spending this summer with many of their goals, either young with good resale value or free transfers.