Tottenham midfielder Elliot Thorpe will leave the club in the summer, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Mason knows him well
Interim manager Ryan Mason knows the 20-year-old well, coaching the youth team before his promotion following Jose Mourinho’s sacking.
Who should Tottenham appoint?
The Latest: Hoffenheim and Leicester keen
Football Insider, who have been informed by a recruitment source, report that Bundesliga side Hoffenheim have joined Leicester City in the race to sign Thorpe over the coming months.
They claim that the midfielder will leave north London when his contract expires next month with Tottenham set to fail in their bid to agree on a contract extension.
Thorpe was training with the first team when Mourinho was in charge, but it seems as if his days at the club are now numbered.
The Verdict: Not ideal for Spurs
It seems as if the club wanted to keep Thorpe at the club, going off the reported contract extension offer, so the latest news could come as a blow to Spurs officials.
The fact he was called up to first-team training by Mourinho this season may show he has the ability to make it at the top level, and he doesn’t have a shortage of suitors.
Both Hoffenheim and Leicester could be smart destinations for the youngster. Several youngsters have left Premier League sides to gain valuable experience in the Bundesliga, such as Jadon Sancho.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers has given youth a chance at the King Power, so it’ll be interesting to see where Thorpe decides to go.
In other news: Spurs eye Premier League forward as Harry Kane replacement, find out more here.
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