Keanan Bennetts being chased by England, Germany and Nigeria
Tottenham starlet Keanan Bennetts is the subject of a tug of war for his services on the international stage.
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo
Last Updated: 27/05/14 5:23pm
The highly-rated teenager is being courted by Germany, England and Nigeria as they all look to secure his allegiance.
Bennetts is highly-regarded at Tottenham and his potential has alerted all three countries who want the 15-year-old to pledge his international allegiance to them.
The skilful forward has caught the eye for Tottenham during several youth tournaments and he helped Tottenham win the Riga Cup earlier this year, where he was named the tournament's MVP as well as being named in the team of the tournament.
Bennetts's form has also alerted a number of Premier League rivals and some German clubs, but Tottenham are lining up a scholarship deal to try and keep him at White Hart Lane
Bennetts qualifies for Germany through his mother and Nigeria through his father, while he was born and bred in England and the three countries are battling it out to convince him to play for their respective nations.
Bennetts is currently away training with Germany's Under 15s, but he has also received invites from England and Nigeria and the player's father, Richard Bennetts, has confirmed the youngster will not rush into a decision over his international future.
"Keanan got an invite from Germany first of all after one of their scouts saw him playing in a youth tournament for Tottenham," Bennetts Snr told Sky Sports.
"He is over there now with their Under 15s at a training camp and he has done well playing in two games against Holland after the final squad was cut down from a list of 130 players.
"We have also received invites from England and Nigeria to go train with them and we will do that in the future, but as Germany were first to make contact we thought it was right to give them first port of call.
"It is very flattering for Keanan to have three countries wanting him to play for them, but he will not rush any decision on his future.
"We will see what country offers him the best possibilities and wherever he feels most comfortable before deciding what country to play for."