Mlapa curbs Spurs talk

Teenage striker keen to avoid transfer gossip

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Hoffenheim starlet Peniel Mlapa is refusing to read too much into speculation linking him with Tottenham.

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The Togo-born striker has been a revelation in German football since bursting onto the scene at 1860 Munich.

The 19-year-old is now a Germany U21 international and secured a move into the big time back in May when Hoffenheim snapped him up.

He has already opened his goal account in the Bundesliga and is being tipped for big things by those who work with him on a regular basis.

Such promise has now led to the inevitable transfer rumours, with a switch to England being widely touted.

Dream

Mlapa is keen to avoid discussing reports suggesting he could soon be on his way to Spurs, claiming he will continue to give his all for his current employers until told otherwise.

"I am relaxed about the speculation," he told skysports.com.

"Spurs? I have nothing to say. They are in the Champions League, so they are a big team in England.

"Everyone dreams of playing in the top leagues, but I am happy here."