Report: Teenager Spurs apparently want may now be a summer free agent

Tottenham target Adrian Blake has rejected a contract offer from Watford and is now set to leave the club on a free transfer, according to The Evening Standard.

Blake, who first joined Watford’s academy aged nine, has caught people’s eye since making his senior debut for the club against MK Dons in August of last year.

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The Daily Mail revealed back in March that Spurs are keeping tabs on the Islington-born starlet ahead of the summer transfer window on the back of his impressive showing for the Hornet’s youth sides lately.

TEAMtalk subsequently revealed a couple of weeks later that the Lilywhites are facing competition from Manchester United and Arsenal for the winger’s signature.

If The Evening Standard’s latest update is to be believed, Blake, whose current deal at Vicarage Road runs out in June, has turned down a new deal offered by the Hornets.

The report states that the youngster looks set to depart Watford on a free transfer and is attracting a lot of interest from the Premier League, as well as from overseas.

The outlet explains that Blake is contemplating whether to prioritise a fast route into a first team or to join one of the Premier League’s top academies.

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Blake might be wary of joining a club like Spurs or Man Utd as the pathway to the first team at those teams is certainly not well mapped out.

The teenager will probably be leaning towards a move to a club like Brighton or Palace, who have a track record of handing opportunities to young talent.

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