The Lowdown: Perkins leaves West Ham
Phil Hay has recently stated that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the player ends up at Elland Road after his exit from the London Stadium and that the matter would need to go to tribunal.
The Latest: Wenham’s comments
Talking to Football Insider, Wenham stated that he knows Leeds want to sign Perkins, but he believes that Spurs may hold an advantage due to the player being a lifelong fan and season ticket holder of the north London club.
The Tottenham insider said of the teenager:
“I wasn’t totally sure Tottenham are going to sign him, I know Leeds want him.
“Leeds can offer a better pathway, just look at how much Joe Gelhardt has played.
“But, I don’t know how widely known this is, Sonny is a season ticket holder at Tottenham, as is his Dad.
“They are lifelong Spurs fans. I appreciate he is the jewel in West Ham’s crown but before he signed for them, his parents were pushing him to sign for Tottenham.
“Personally, I would make that move all day long. Hopefully next season we will loan out Troy Parrott, Kion Etete and Dane Scarlett.
“Our youth teams have a lot of football to play next season, we are playing in the youth Champions League and we will need a youth striker if all of those players leave.
“I would be more than happy for Tottenham to make a move for Sonny, he is a really good prospect.”
The Verdict: Fingers crossed
Leeds are also in pursuit of a senior striker to complete their first-team transfer business, but Victor Orta and co managing to pip Spurs to Perkins’ services could be another great move in the long run.
It looks as if they have a real challenge on their hands, though, with Spurs keen on the 18-year-old, but Perkins may well be tempted by the realistic chance of breaking into Jesse Marsch’s first-team plans.
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More than a week on from his West Ham departure, there could well be a decision made on his next club soon.
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