The 20-year-old American was a rare ray of hope in a disastrous season for the Gelsenkirchen-based team, which is rooted in the bottom of the Bundesliga

Hoppe has scored five times in 15 games in the German top division this season, including a hat trick in the only win of the season against Hoffenheim in January

The striker only turned 20 last week and is reportedly being watched by the Canary Islands as they advance preparations for next season

TransfermarktcoGreat Britain suggests City monitor their situation while Schalke prepares for relegation to Bundesliga Two, the report says Hoppe has reached a gentlemen’s deal with his current club that would allow him to take the company if they have received an offer that matches their rating

Dutch giants Ajax, current Premier League champions Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also listed as clubs interested in signing Hoppe with a fee of around 7-10 million euros

The 20-year-old, originally from California, swapped the USA for the Veltins-Arena after a season at the American academy of FC Barcelona. He was the first American to score a hat trick in the Bundesliga. His five goals came in just six Shots on goal

US national team coach Gregg Berhalter expects the striker to make his international debut in the near future

“I have to keep watching him, but it was just an amazing achievement [against Hoffenheim] to be a teenager and score a hat trick in the Bundesliga,” Berhalter told ESPN

“For him it’s just the beginning. Now it’s about just going on. It’s not about one performance, it’s about the next performance and the next performance and the next performance And I think he has a good attitude and is ready for this

“What I saw is a really good move behind the line,” explained the US coach. “I think that was what interested me in that move behind your back line. His transitional move was excellent. The timing of it, awareness of it It was really at a high level “

Will Norwich look for significant reinforcements to relieve Teemu Pukki next season?
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VERDICT: City already has a young American international in Sebastian Soto but could try to strengthen their front if they advance to the Premier League

With Adam Idah and Jordan Hugill to support Teemu Pukki, the Canary Islands could add another top scorer to their ranks to relieve the Finnish international

Looking like a striker cut in a similar shape to Pukki, Hoppe has a world-class pedigree and considerable potential to grow into should he get to Carrow Road City would be vying for his signature must, and possibly must, guarantee first-team football

This is a fascinating link to an interesting time. The city’s recruiting team has started preparations for next season, and Germany has been a popular market for them since Daniel Farke and Stuart Webber

The Canary Islands will try to take advantage of the market opportunities of clubs that are under financial bottlenecks or have dropped divisions due to the Covid-19 pandemic

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