An insider from Tottenham Hotspur is now expecting starlet Charlie Sayers to sign for the north London club soon.
The Lowdown: Impressed
Wenham, who runs the social media channel Lilywhite Rose, was ‘told’ that Sayers was starting on trial for Tottenham’s under-18 side away to Fulham in the Premier League Cup on 27 November.
He has played in six games for Southend in the National League so far this season, and at just 17 years of age, he is an up-and-coming prospect.
The Latest: Expected to sign
Speaking to Football Insider, Wenham is now expecting Sayers to sign for Tottenham soon after impressing them while on trial. He revealed:
“Tottenham have very good links with Southend.
“People are asking why a first-team player at Southend is coming for a trial at Tottenham.
“He trained with the Under-23s last week and if he has anything about himself he will be looking to take the left-back spot in the 23s.
“This comes after the departure of Dennis Cirkin last summer (2021), there is a space for a natural left-footer in that side.
Should Tottenham promote Sayers?
“Does he see a move to Tottenham’s Under-23s with the chance of breaking into the first team at a later date as a risk worth taking?
“I think he probably does. I’m also told he’s a massive Spurs fan.
“I’m sure Tottenham and Southend will soon come to an agreement to take over the rest of his contract.
“The club are impressed with him, they wouldn’t have offered him a trial if they weren’t.”
The Verdict: One for the future
At 17, Sayers is certainly a player for the future, and Tottenham clearly hold him in high regard for him to be taken on trial.
Of course, Antonio Conte currently has Sergio Reguilon and Ben Davies as options at left-back in his senior squad, but the latter has been playing as a central defender in the past few matches in the Italian’s new system, so there may just be an opening up for grabs in the squad.
It will no doubt be interesting to see what Spurs’ plans are for Sayers should they end up signing him as expected, whether they use him in the first team, the academy or send him out on loan, but it certainly seems as if the 17-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.
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