Tottenham and Manchester City are both interested in signing teenage Derby County goalkeeper Jack Thompson, according to The Sun.
Derby remain in a precarious financial position having been in administration since September which resulted in a 21-point deduction in the Championship.
And the club’s money struggles could force them to put a handful of their players up for sale this summer, including 15-year-old academy talent Thompson, who has suitors in the Premier League.
The Sun reports both Spurs and City are keeping tabs on the young goalkeeper, who could be prised out of Derby if a ‘sizeable fee’ is presented as a potential windfall.
Chelsea have also been named as an interested party when it comes to Thompson, though their current operational restrictions mean they are not in a position to pursue a transfer.
Thompson has been touted as Derby’s best prospect of his age group in the academy and has been capped for England at youth level.
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Derby’s unstable financial position could mean that a host of players may be available for transfer this summer, even at a lower rate.
If Spurs see Thompson in particular as an option to bring in to bolster the academy, then they should look to pursue this move this summer.
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