Report: Spurs could make summer move for Southend United young starlet

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Southend United’s Charlie Kelman could be on Tottenham’s radar this summer if the Shrimpers face relegation, according to a report from The Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail report also revealed that Spurs held an interest in the young forward and had a late bid rejected on deadline day in January.

Southend were sat in 22nd place in League One, staring down the barrel of relegation when the domestic season was suspended due to COVID-19 (BBC).

However, it was announced today that League One and Two would be brought to an early climax, with only the play-off matches still to be played. This means that Southend are now set to be relegated into League Two (Guardian).

However, this could come to Tottenham’s advantage with the Shrimpers more than likely needing to cash in on their youngster.

In his 19 appearances for Southend this season, the 18-year-old has netted on seven occasions across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Despite being born in Basildon, Kelman has claimed US citizenship having spent his youth in Texas and has represented the US at under-20 level.

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With Parrott waiting for his opportunity, it might be seen as a strange move for Spurs to make. But does Parrott have any competition for his place? Not really. Being blessed with Harry Kane over the years we have been focused on playing with just one striker, however, could the long-term future see us adapt to two up top?

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