Harry Redknapp confirmed with BBC Scotland that Spurs are monitoring 20-year old Celtic winger James Forrest. Tottenham top scout Ian Broomfield attended this weekend's Celtic match. Forrest, a Scottish International, has been off to a strong start this season, tallying six goals and two assists in 19 games across all competitions.
"We have had good reports of what is obviously a good player," Redknapp told BBC Scotland about Forrest. "But he belongs to Celtic and that's as far as it's gone [...] Ian [Broomfield] says he's a talent, the kid. I have seen him on TV and bits and pieces, but I would want to see him in a couple of games if I was ever going to do anything."
Forrest would fill a definite need at right wing for Tottenham. Aaron Lennon has been injured and lost form, and Steven Pienaar remains a long-term absentee, leaving Spurs quite thin in winger depth. Forrest has proven himself a class right winger and stepped up in helping Scotland's near run to the Euro 2012 playoffs. Stay tuned for more rumors on whether the Scotsman becomes a target of Daniel Levy.