Tottenham Hotspur are always on the lookout for young up-and-coming talents outside the Premier League in England and have had plenty of success in this regard.
Dele Alli has to be the prime example of how scouting the lower leagues in this country can pay off in the long-run, as Spurs paid just £5m for the then MK Dons youngster (BBC).
Alli has gone on to play 219 games for Spurs, netting an impressive 62 goals in that time (Wikipedia). Spurs also splashed out on Ryan Sessegnon from the Championship last summer.
This year, the Lilywhites have been linked with a move for QPR attacker, Eberechi Eze, with the Sun labelling them as favourites to land the £20m man.
Football journalist, Alasdair Gold, has now claimed that Tottenham have been watching this lad for some time, adding that the club have a good relationship with QPR too.
However, Gold claims that plenty of clubs will be in for him this summer, meaning it may come to whether Spurs can afford him and whether they can give him first-team football.
In a Q&A session, Gold was asked whether the Eze rumours were true and if a deal could happen, he said (Football London): ‘He’s a really exciting young prospect and Spurs have been watching him for some time. They also have a good relationship with QPR, with Jack Clarke and Luke Amos there on loan currently. However, there’s going to be a bit of a scramble for Eze in the summer and it could well come down to which side is going to play him the most. Can Tottenham offer him regular first-team football next season?’
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