According to a report by Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur and, by extension, chairman Daniel Levy are plotting a pre-summer swoop for Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph – with the club making background checks before deciding to push ahead with a formal offer.
Joseph, who has bagged five goals and set up another in League One this season for relegation battlers Wigan, is reportedly at the centre of interest from Spurs as they plot a pre-summer swoop alongside the likes of Celtic and Rangers.
Tottenham plot pre-summer swoop for Joseph
Levy is apparently using former Tottenham boss David Pleat as a sounding board for the promising teenager, as he does with other potential transfers, and the 76-year-old is ‘actively involved’ in monitoring Joseph through his ‘vast network of contacts’ (Football Insider).
The attacker is out of contract at Wigan in the summer, with Tottenham now plotting a potential swoop to take advantage as Pleat compiles a dossier on the young forward before deciding to push ahead with a more formal offer.
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Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic are also heavily interested in Joseph according to Football Insider, with Spurs facing potential competition for the promising starlet.
While the teenager is currently sidelined with a back injury, Wigan caretaker manager Leam Richardson described him as being ‘on top of the world’ for his form earlier in the campaign, but only time will tell whether Tottenham elect to beat both Old Firm sides to his signature.
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