Mainz youngster Erkan Eyibil has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Premier League sides Newcastle United and West Ham United.

The midfielder has been earning plenty of plaudits for his displays in the German club’s Under-19 team. He has found the back of the net on 12 occasions this season and has also contributed with five more assists.

Eyibil’s impressive performances do not appear to have gone unnoticed, either, with Turkish Football claiming that Premier League duo Newcastle and West Ham have established respective interests in signing the player.

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The 17-year-old recently earned himself a call-up to the Germany Under-18 squad and has previous experience of representing the national team at lower youth levels. 

However, he remains eligible to play for Turkey on the international stage, and a tug of war over his services could ensue if he continues to perform with such productivity.

Mainz will be determined to fend off competition from the Premier League and retain the services of Eyibil, who appears to be destined for big things.

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