The Tottenham Hotspur fans here in the Transfer Tavern aren’t expecting much in the way of business right away. Indeed, the punters propping up our bar desperately want to see Daniel Levy splash the cash, though know it’s just not how their club operate in the summer.
With that in mind, much of the focus for our local Lillywhites has largely centred around potential outgoings. Well, with Mauricio Pochettino looking likely to stay, our north London locals are feeling a bit easier about the whole situation as they look forward to life in their new stadium.
So, reports from the Independent have actually proven more interesting than anything. According to their report, Spurs youngster Anton Walkes is close to joining Portsmouth on a permanent deal this summer. The 21-year-old had been on loan at Fratton Park since January and is believed to have impressed with South Coast outfit enough to earn a permanent move there.
A hamstring injury stopped him from appearing past April for Pompey but, prior to that, he was able to bag one goal in 12 appearances while establishing himself as their first choice right-back, so it’s good news for everyone it seems.
Big clubs do often get accused of not giving their youth team players a chance, though you’d have to back Pochettino’s judgement when you take into account the work he’s done with Spurs. Walkes may have looked a talent when he made his debut in the 5-0 League Cup win over Gillingham last season, though Pochettino must not be convinced by him.
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