With the international break comes the inevitable travelling of scouts, with Tottenham and Southampton reported to be sending some to the same games.

This comes from Laola1, who reveal that both Spurs and the Saints will be sending representatives to watch the friendly between Germany and Austria.

Of course, Tottenham and Southampton won’t be the only ones, as Olympique Lyon and Vitesse Arnhem scouts will also be in the stands, alongside others from Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim and Karlsruher SC.

As to who the two English teams would be travelling to watch is a mystery, some educated guesses can certainly be made.

Take Tottenham, for example, who have had some injuries of late, and need to plan for the absence of Pape Matar Sarr and Yves Bissouma during the Africa Cup of Nations.

There will be a number of young and talented midfielders on display in that game, with the likes of Nicolas Seiwald, Matthias Seidl and Christian Baumgartner potentially playing.

They could also be keeping tabs on someone like Kevin Danso, who has been widely mooted with a move to the Premier League in the past, especially with a need for more depth in defence going forward.

As for Southampton, it’s a bit trickier to find some value in what are relatively expensive national sides, but players such as strikers Manprit Sarkaria, contracted to Sturm Graz, or Maximilian Entrup (TSV Hartberg) could be targets for the Saints going forward.

This is just us throwing names around, but all you need to know is that Tottenham and the Championship side will have scouts at the game.