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Hamburg chairman fears 'too much too soon' for Chelsea, Spurs target Arp

Hamburg chairman Heribert Bruchhagen is worried about the hype around their whizkid striker Jann-Fiete Arp.

Arp has already turned down interest from Chelsea and is being tracked by Tottenham.

But Bruchhagen is eager to ease the hype around the 17 year-old: "This is all too fast for me.

"You should always be careful, Fiete is a really great player, a great talent, but he has to develop accordingly, and we have to take care of that."

He added: "It's too big for him, because I've seen too many times that great 17-year-olds have not fulfilled their expectations."

Bruchhagen recalled: "I was part of Eintracht years ago, with the top talent Sonny Kittel - like Fiete Arp now - he was given the Fritz Walter medal for special performances by the DFB. Sonny now plays in the second division at Ingolstadt."

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