Tottenham Hotspur are offering a player plus cash deal to lure Northampton Town striker Caleb Chukwuemeka to north London [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Spurs gear up for the 2021/22 season
Slowly preparing for their reintroduction to competitive football in 2021/22, Spurs fans up and down the country will be praying that newly appointed manager Nuno Espirito Santo is able to secure his preferred targets across the field.
Signing up first-team stars like Pierluigi Gollini and Bryan Gil will be imperative to any prospective success, but keeping a keen eye on the next generation of talent will have significant long-term benefit for the club.
Following this train of thought, the north London outfit look set to test the waters for Northampton Town’s 19 year-old gem following recent reports.
Would Chukwuemeka be a good signing for Spurs?
The Latest: Tottenham eye player-plus-cash deal
According to a Spurs source at Football Insider, the Lilywhites are offering a deal rising to £1 million for Chukwuemeka’s signature.
Furthermore, Tottenham are also willing to include Derby-born forward Kion Etete to seal the transfer, who is currently on the books at Under-23’s level.
Chukwuemeka has impressed scouts in his time at the Cobblers, being watched extensively by his suitors’ recruitment adviser, David Pleat.
The Verdict: Chukwuemeka would be an astute signing for Tottenham
Likely looking to acquire players with plenty of room to develop under Nuno as they enter a new era, Chukwuemeka should be an ideal target for the Tottenham Hotspur hierarchy.
Bringing in young talent from the lower reaches of English football, such as Dele Alli, who has blossomed at the club, they have shown their ability to successfully enact this recruitment strategy in the past.
In 2020/21, Chukwuemeka enjoyed a breakthrough season with Northampton, registering three goal contributions in 28 fixtures; two goals and one assist [Transfermarkt].
Fleet of foot as well as technically gifted, there is certainly scope that he could develop into an established footballer in years to come.
Once labelled as a ‘great’ player by former manager Keith Curle, Spurs should look to close a deal ahead of any potential rivals in the race [Northampton Chronicle].
In other news, an ex-Tottenham man has backed his former employers to sign a lethal poacher.
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