Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur battle for German star

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Updated: February 17, 2013
Sebastian Rode

North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal look set to battle it out for the signature of Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode,according to the Daily Star.

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The German player has been leading the way in the Bundesliga this season, as the newly-promoted side currently sit fourth, one point behind Bayer Leverkusen. He has already been checked out by a number of Europe’s top clubs, with Bayern Munich also keeping tabs on the Germany under-21 international.

Although there are still 18 months left to run on his current contract, Rode admitted that he may yet decide on a move away from Frankfurt this summer:

“The interest is known to me. I’ll keep my feet on the ground and not start dreaming. Eintracht Frankfurt and I have agreed to postpone the talks so I can concentrate on my football.”

Tottenham held preliminary talks with Frankfurt over a deal last summer, but failed to reach an agreement on a transfer fee. Now it seems that their bitter rivals are keen to snatch the player from under their nose.

Rode has three caps for Germany under-21s, and is seen as a real star of the future.

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