Tottenham have made a move to sign Lewes FC winger Ollie Tanner, according to The Athletic.
The Lowdown: Tanner profiled
The 19-year-old has been labelled ‘special’ by his manager Tony Russell labelled as. The 6 foot 1 left winger is under contract until the end of the 2022/23 campaign, with his impressive form attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs.
Brighton have had an offer rejected for the former Arsenal schoolboy, and it seems as if it will be Spurs who secure the teenager’s services.
The Latest: Spurs’ bid set to be accepted
According to The Athletic, Spurs are looking to pip Brighton to Tanner’s services, having submitted an offer on Saturday.
Russell confirmed it was a ‘really good’ offer, with The Athletic believing that Lewes are set to accept Tottenham’s bid for the teenager.
Tanner has been training with Spurs over the last two weeks and it could now be just a matter of time until he is officially a Tottenham player.
The Verdict: Good news
Tanner is clearly a player in demand, so Spurs winning the race for his services can only be viewed as good news in the long run.
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Even though Tottenham are in need of senior reinforcements in the final days of the transfer window, it’s good to see that the club are still working on bolstering their youth ranks.
The likes of Oliver Skipp and Japhet Tanganga are recent examples of players establishing themselves in the first team after coming through the academy, and maybe in the next few years, Tanner could be the next in line for that big breakthrough.
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