Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider’ John Wenham has been left exciting by some promising Lilywhites transfer news involving a ‘monster’ defender.
The Lowdown: Paratici set for big summer?
Spurs transfer chief Fabio Paratici is reportedly facing a big summer window with manager Antonio Conte allegedly demanding as many as six major signings behind-the-scenes (The Telegraph).
The Italian sporting director, as a result, has his finger in many pots and is also working on sealing deals for potential stars of the future.
Middlesbrough ace Djed Spence and Peterborough United defender Ronnie Edwards are just a few examples of lower league talent on the radar at Tottenham with a promising update recently coming to light on Blackburn centre-half Ashley Phillips.
As reported by The Sun’s reliable source Alan Nixon, the Lilywhites are ’emerging as favourites’ to sign the England youth international as they enter pole position.
Nixon also claims that the Premier League top-four chasers are ‘ready to get the deal done as quickly as possible’.
The Latest: Wenham excited…
Speaking to Football Insider, Wenham has been left excited by the development, imploring the north Londoners to reach an agreement ‘ASAP’ – also branding Phillips a ‘monster’ defender.
He explained: “I looked into him, he’s a monster. He seems to have the assets and all the physique you want in a centre-half.
“For me, that is no risk, high reward. Get that done as soon as possible. We have a really good relationship with Blackburn.
“We sold them Dilan Markanday in January. To get one over on Chelsea and Man United would be fantastic as well as him looking like a top young talent.
“The update from Alan Nixon is really positive as I rate him highly, he really knows his stuff about the EFL and lower leagues.
“Hopefully we can get this one done ASAP.”
The Verdict: Great news…
Highly-rated by those within Blackburn and beyond according to Nixon, the towering 6 foot 3 starlet looks to be heading to the top judging by verdicts like this one from Wenham.
Hotspur Way chiefs could apparently have to fork out £3 million to seal an agreement but Phillips’ sky high potential may well be worth investment.
His signing could also go some way to balancing Tottenham’s prevalent homegrown quota issue in the future and there is no surprise Paratici is eager to strike a fast agreement.
In other news: Fabrizio Romano says ‘monster’ Spurs player is now ‘expected to leave’! Find out more here.
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