Report: Tottenham leading race to sign highly-rated teenage striker this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur are favourites to sign highly-rated Sunderland striker Joe Hugill when the transfer market opens in the summer, according to a report in the Sun.

While Hugill is yet to make his senior debut for Sunderland’s first-team, his performances for the youth sides this season have got multiple teams to take notice of the youngster.

Spurs scout Ian Broomfield is said to have watched the youngster last week and given the green light for Spurs to make a move for him in the summer.

The report alleges that the Lilywhites will face competition from Everton for the striker’s signature after the Toffees’ scouts were also impressed with the teenager’s displays. However, it is Tottenham who are said to be front-runners to land him as things stand.

The 16-year-old is yet to commit his long-term future to the Black Cats, and it is claimed that Spurs will try to take advantage of the situation and nab him this summer.

Spurs Web Opinion

Based on the reports over the last couple of months, it looks like our scouts are consciously focussing on the best young talents from the lower league English clubs. Looking at the amount of young talent we have lost from our academy in the last few years, we certainly need to be doing our bit to keep adding more talent to the roster.

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