Report: Club grant Spurs permission to take 17-year-old starlet on extended trial

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According to Football Insider, Southend have allowed young defender Charlie Sayers to have an extended spell with Tottenham after undergoing his first trial game for the club. 

Sayers, 17, has had a rapid rise through the football ladder having only joined the Shrimpers’ U18 side in April, before being named in the first-team squad in August under then-manager Phil Brown. 

The left-back has now courted the interest of Spurs, who have since taken him on during a trial period. 

He featured for Spurs U18s during their Premier League Cup fixture against Fulham on Saturday morning, and subsequently wasn’t named in the Southend squad to face Altrincham 

Football Insider now claim Sayers is in line for an extended run with the club, with Southend granting him permission to remain and play for a permanent contract with the Premier League outfit. 

The report claims Spurs could look to win over the teenager with their plans to permanently integrate him in their youth set-up in the near future. 

In total, Sayers has made six senior appearances for Southend in what has been a tough campaign for the National League club. 

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It looks like Sayers will be provided with more opportunities to show what he can do at Spurs, and the club could pick up a very handy full-back if he continues to play well on trial. Full-backs are vital positions to get right, so the more prospects the club has, the better. 

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