Report: Spurs among the clubs keen on 15-year-old ‘sensation’

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a track record of recruiting young talent having brought Danny Rose, Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, Jack Clarke and Dele Alli to North London at a relatively young age.

The latest youngster to be rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar is Linfield’s Charlie Allen (Belfast Telegraph).

The 15-year-old has been named in the Northern Ireland club’s squad for this evening’s UEFA Champions League first qualifying round first leg against Rosenborg.

Allen was given his first team debut by manager David Healy in their league fixture against Coleraine at the back end of April, when he came off the bench to provide the assist for Daniel Reynolds’ equaliser (News Letter).

The highly-rated midfielder is not short of attention with fellow Premier League sides Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Leicester City having him on their radar (Belfast Telegraph).

Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Championship outfit Leeds United are also aware of the player who does not turn sixteen until November.

“There’s massive interest in Charlie. Glenn Ferguson would tell you that from his work with the Academy and David Healy sees that he is a great talent and wants to aid his development,” Linfield chairman Roy McGivern told the Belfast Telegraph.

“Such is Charlie’s talent, he’s good enough to go across the water in the future and have his pick of clubs.”

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