Report: Tottenham keeping a close eye on 19-year-old Blackburn midfielder

According to 90min, sources have confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a close eye on talented teenage Blackburn Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton.

Wharton caught the eye with his performances for the Championship club last season, and the teenager has carried on from where he left off, playing 17 times across all competitions this season and providing one assist (Transfermarkt). However, stats always don’t paint the whole story.

At such a young age, Wharton has been deployed in multiple positions, playing as a six, eight and ten for Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side. Understandably, he has courted a lot of interest.

TEAMtalk revealed in September that Spurs joined Chelsea and Arsenal in the race for the talented youngster. They also added that Newcastle United, Brighton and Wolves were in the mix for his signature last summer.

In fact, Spurs seem to have been interested in this player for quite some time now. The Daily Mail revealed back in May that Arsenal and Tottenham had sent scouts to watch him in action.

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Adam Wharton is garnering a lot of interest

90min have claimed that Tottenham are closely keeping an eye out on the teenage midfielder, who is widely considered one of the biggest talents in the Championship at the moment.

However, the report adds that Spurs are not alone in their interest. Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United could all challenge the North London club for Wharton’s signature.

Spurs Web Opinion

We signed Ashley Phillips from Blackburn in the summer and the contacts established then could help us gain an advantage in the race for Adam Wharton.

With so much interest in the teenage midfielder, signing him is not going to be easy. We need to look to use our past relationship with his club to try and tilt the scales in our favour.

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