Report: Spurs to use club’s financial troubles for potential double summer signing

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Tottenham are looking to take advantage of Wigan’s current financial troubles as a way to seal a double transfer for English youngsters, Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir.

According to The Sun, the Lilywhites have made contact with the pair and the administrators currently running Wigan have confirmed they have received official approaches.

The report suggests that Gelhardt has also received interest from fellow Premier League side Everton but Spurs hope he can be persuaded to join the Lilywhites instead.

The striker has made 16 appearances for the Latics this season, with 15 of them coming from the bench, scoring once in that time (Transfermarkt).

Weir is also on Tottenham’s radar with Spurs looking to acquire the services of the England youth level midfielder.

However, Levy faces competition from Brighton & Hove Albion as Jensen’s father, David Weir, is currently a scout with the Seagulls and could prove decisive in his future plans.

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It is never good to see a club go into administration, especially a club that was competing in the Premier League only a few years ago. However, Spurs clearly see this as an opportunity to strengthen their youth department with the signing of an England double. Sounds like good business to me.

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