Tottenham Hotspur alerted to the form of AZ Alkmaar playmaker Adam Maher

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Spurs are keeping tabs on AZ Alkmaar's highly-rated playmaker Adam Maher, according to reports in the Dutch media.

The 19-year-old had a sensational campaign last season as he put in 52 appearances in all competitions, scoring 11 goals and setting up seven.

So far this season Maher has netted four times and notched five assists in ten games and his form has been noticed in North London.

Andre Villas-Boas and Chairman Daniel Levy are on the lookout for a playmaker having sold Rafael Van der Vaart in the summer and missed out on Brazilian talent, Oscar, to Chelsea.

Maher fits Levy's policy of buying young with market value and he joins a shortlist thought to include other creative players such as Malaga's Isco and Shaktar's Willian.

Maher was born in Morocco but has represented the Netherlands at Under-17, Under-19 and Under-21 level, and he made his debut for the senior side in August this year.


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