The Athletic’s Tom Bogert has revealed that while Tottenham were initially eyeing a move for Major League Soccer starlet Noel Buck, the North London club have now decided against making a move for the teenager.
Buck, who came through New England Revolution’s youth set-up, broke into the club’s senior side last season, aged just 17.
It did not take long for the youngster to catch people’s eye and he has now already established himself as an important part of the MLS side’s midfield.
It seems only a matter of time before the box-to-box midfielder makes a switch to Europe, and Bogert has now revealed that the player is already on the radars of several Premier League sides.
The journalist asserted that Tottenham were initially willing to take a punt on Buck but the player has now played ‘himself out of’ the Lilywhites’ price point, backing another Premier League side to secure the American’s signature in January.
Tottenham will no longer move for Noel Buck
Bogert told Caught Offside TV: “Noel Buck, I think that he’s absolutely going to end up somewhere in England because he has a UK passport.
“I know for a fact that the England Under-19’s tried to call him up in the summer, it was decided for him to stay with New England, where he was starting.
“He’s a US youth international but he’s eligible for England, England – I’m almost certain – are going to call him up in September, so that’s another name to watch as an American-English dual national.
“Tottenham had been interested in him, but he very quickly kind of played himself out of their price point because they were looking to get somebody very cheap before he really made his debut and made his name in MLS.
“This is a player that’s going to cost $5million to $10million, so he’s probably going to go to a different English team, almost definitely this winter.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While Buck might be a promising talent, I can see why Tottenham would not have wanted to pay around £8m for a raw talent who is unproven outside of Major League Soccer.
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