Tottenham target could be closer to joining Spurs after signing with new agent

Hertha BSC's Boris Lum, a reported transfer target, has joined forces with CAA Base, an agency familiar with Tottenham talent.

Portugal U17 v Germany U17 - Algarve Cup
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Back in February, German outlet Bild reported that Tottenham were potentially interested in acquiring the services of Hertha BSC U17 talent Boris Lum. In the report, it was even mentioned that a meeting had taken place.

Now, Lum has signed a new player-agent agreement with CAA Base, which could indicate yet another step forward in a potential transfer.

CAA Base have long been associated with Tottenham personnel, and currently work with a number of Spurs players including Son Heung-min, James Maddison, Pape Sarr, and Pedro Porro, among others.

While of course a new agent is by no means indicative of a definitive step towards joining the North London side, it's certainly something to account for, especially considering the prior interest from Spurs.

One thing's for certain, and that's Spurs' recruitment strategy over the past few months. Almost exclusively targeting young talent since Ange Postecoglou and Technical Director Johan Lange's respective arrivals, Tottenham have brought in players like Micky van de Ven (22-years-old), Radu Dragusin (22-years-old), and Lucas Bergvall (18-years-old).

Now, some attention seems to be turned to Lum, a 16-year-old defensive midfielder whose £3.5m release clause could provide Spurs with a cheap investment for the future (Tottenham News). Should he come to North London, Lum would join the likes of Lucas Bergvall, Jamie Donley (19-years-old), and Pape Sarr (21-years-old), providing the club with a number of young and prospective options to test in that midfield space.