According to Football Insider sources, Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on Peterborough United prodigy Ronnie Edwards.
The Lowdown: Highly-rated defender
Edwards, just 18, has already made seven senior appearances for Peterborough United, starting two games in last season’s League One promotion season.
The teenager joined Posh from National League side Barnet in August 2020 and is highly-rated within the club.
Edwards has made two appearances this season – one in the cup and one in the league – while Spurs have previously shown their trust in young talent from the Football League with the likes of Dele Alli and Joe Rodon.
The Latest: Spurs keen to sign him
In the report by Football Insider, transfer sources reveal Fabio Paratici and Tottenham have set their sights on signing the young defender, with a number of top clubs across the country tracking him after he burst on the scene last season.
Spurs sent scouts to watch Edwards play for Peterborough under-23s against Watford last week, with the view to a potential transfer to bring the Englishman to the Premier League.
Edwards’ involvment with the first team this season would see his price tag drastically increase and Spurs will be monitoring him as the season goes on.
The Verdict: Another Rodon
The 18-year-old prodigy is yet to cement himself in Darren Ferguson’s side above the experienced Frankie Kent and Mark Beevers. And with Spurs’ nature of recruiting players for the first team of the future, it would be hard for Edwards to say no.
The arrival of Edwards will be a bonus for the under-23s side and a statement of thinking ahead for the future of the club.
With Japhet Tanganga and Rodon already options at the back, it could be a very youthful Spurs defence in the years to come with the arrival of Edwards.
In other Tottenham news, an offer has been tabled for ‘extraordinary’ midfielder. Find out more here.
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