League One club admit they could sell rumoured Tottenham target for £1m

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Dom Le Roy

One of Wigan Athletic’s administrators, Paul Stanley has admitted that the club could be tempted to sell rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Kyle Joseph if they receive an offer of around £1million.

The teenager has impressed since breaking into Wigan’s first-team this season, having found the back of the net five times in fourteen League One fixtures (transfermarkt).

It was reported at the start of January that Tottenham were set to return with a second offer for the striker after seeing their initial £150,000 offer rejected by the Lactics during the summer transfer window.

The North London club are said to be facing competition from the likes of Celtic, Rangers and Sheffield United for the 19-year-old.

Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has confirmed Tottenham’s interest in the Scotland Under-19 international but has stated that the Lilywhites do not want to get involved in a bidding war for his signature.

When asked about Joseph, Stanley, who is one of the men overseeing Wigan’s finances after the League One club went into administration, told Wigan Today: “Obviously we also have a duty to the creditors, and if someone came in with a million quid upfront we might have a decision to make.

“But at the same time I don’t want to do anything to jeopardise the sale of the club, I don’t want the club to get relegated, and you want to keep hold of your best players.

“So as far as that goes we’re not encouraging any offers and we don’t want any more offers.”

Spurs Web Opinion

£1million seems like a substantial increase to the £150,000 we bid for Joseph in the summer. Tottenham may think twice about moving for the youngster at that price particularly considering we already have some talented young forwards at the club in the form of Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett.

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