Report: Club set for board meeting about player after Tottenham make offer

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The Evening Standard have revealed that non-league club Lewes will have a board meeting to discuss Tottenham’s offer for Ollie Tanner.

Tanner has been red-hot form for Lewes in the Isthmian League Premier Division this season.

The Athletic reported earlier this week that Spurs had made an offer for the young forward, who previously had spells at Arsenal’s and Charlton’s academies.

The report also revealed that Lewes had previously turned down an offer from Brighton for the teenager.

The Evening Standard have now backed up The Athletic’s claim but add that Spurs’ offer for Tanner has not yet met Lewes’ asking price for the youngster.

The report reveals that the 19-year-old has been training with the Spurs development squad for the last fortnight and has impressed the coaches at the North London club.

Some developments are expected, with the non-league club set to discuss Tottenham’s offer for Tanner on Thursday.

The Evening Standard further reveal that it was Lewes boss Tony Russell who initially recommended Tanner to Spurs academy chief Chris Powell.

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The club have certainly upped their game in terms of recruiting the best young talent to the academy as seen with the capture of the likes of Alfie Devine and Kion Etete over recent years.

However, that will not be of much help unless there is an effective pathway from the academy to the first team. Otherwise, we will continue losing players like Dilan Markanday and Dennis Cirkin to lower league clubs.

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