The Evening Standard have revealed that Celtic and Rangers have joined a whole host of Championship clubs in the race for Tottenham starlet Dilan Markanday.
Markanday has been on fire for the Club’s Under-23s this season, with 10 goals and four assists in 11 appearances so far.
It was reported last week that several Championship clubs had registered an interest in signing the attacking midfielder on loan.
Sky Sports then revealed on their Transfer Centre (at 22:48 on November 30) that the 20-year-old could leave Spurs on a permanent basis.
The report stated that the youngster, who will be a free agent at the end of the season, was being pursued by the likes of Bournemouth, Stoke and Nottingham Forest.
It was suggested that the offer of immediate first-team football by the aforementioned clubs could tempt the Spurs man into jumping ship.
The Evening Standard have now revealed that Queens Park Rangers and West Brom have also joined the other Championship clubs who are in pursuit of Markanday.
The report further adds that the Old Firm duo have also been alerted to the Spurs academy graduate’s situation.
It is explained that Spurs view Markanday as a future first-team prospect and want him to spend a season out on loan like Oliver Skipp before staking a claim for a spot in the senior side.
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One would hope that Spurs would be able to use Skipp’s example to convince Markanday that spending a season out on loan would be the ideal move for his development. It would really be a shame to lose a player of his potential.
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