Herald & Times Sport have rubbished claims that Kilmarnock starlet, David Watson, is set to have a trial at Tottenham shortly.
Watson has impressed since breaking into Kilmarnock’s starling eleven this season, and it was claimed by The Sun a couple of days ago that the 18-year-old’s displays had caught Tottenham’s attention.
The publication claimed that Spurs are eager to win the race for the attacking midfielder’s signature before it becomes a scramble in the summer.
It was even asserted that the North London club are looking to bring the youngster to Hotspur Way for a trial as early as this week.
Herald & Times Sport have now confirmed that Spurs are indeed keen to land Watson after being alerted to his potential.
However, the report states that the claims about the midfielder potentially going on a trial with the Lilywhites are ‘wide off the mark’.
In fact, it is explained that Tottenham have not even made any contact with the Scottish club so far regarding Watson.
The publication also quotes Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes as saying that the club are determined to hang on to the teenager.
McInnes said: “That’s exactly the conversation I’ve had with Billy. We want to be in a position to be able to keep our best young players.
“We’re fighting tooth and nail to keep one that we’re probably going to lose at the minute. We lost Charlie McArthur to Newcastle. We lost a couple of others prior to me coming into the Premier League.
“We want to try to create an environment where they don’t want to be looking for anything else. We want to be giving ourselves the best chance of developing as many youngsters as possible.”
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Given that another of Kilmarnock’s young academy players, Ben Brannan, is reportedly on trial at Spurs at the moment, it is not far-fetched to imagine that the North London club would have also reached out to Watson.
Andy Scoulding might be the man who recommended the youngster to Spurs and the Lilywhites would not have too much trouble agreeing on a fee with the Scottish club if they decide to push ahead with a move for the 18-year-old.
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