Spurs to offer £8m for Ipswich wonderkid?

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Tottenham are preparing an improved £8m offer for Ipswich’s England Under-17 international Connor Wickham.

The Daily Mail claim that Harry Redknapp has already had an offer of £5m plus the ability to loan the player back to Portman Road rejected.

Ipswich insist that the 17-year-old starlet will not be leaving the club, but The Mail believe that Ipswich are holding out for closer to £10m.

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  1. seems alot of money for an untested 17 year old… i guess 'arry knows what he's doing given his wealth of experience and vast scouting network!

  2. seems alot of money for an untested 17 year old… i guess 'arry knows what he's doing given his wealth of experience and vast scouting network!

  3. Without wanting to sound bit blonde, has the world gone mad? Ok admittedly I have never seen the lad and I’m guessing the price tag is down to todays over inflation of players anyway but the question is, if say for the sake of argument we pick the player up for seven million then loan him back surely the length of any such contract would have to be at least six years otherwise what’s the point? The point I’m so feebly trying to make is if the player is not ready to play now then when and more importantly if he’s that good if we don’t tie him to a long term contract then what’s to stop another team coming for him when he’s developed and maybe get him on a free? Don’t get me wrong I’m all for the development of young talent but the initial fee is way too high. Lillywhitetilidie.

  4. The criteria in engaging any youngster is twofold :
    1. To be groomed to replace deadwood in the team
    2. From the economic view, to resell at a later stage
    However, the execise becomes futile if the kid is not personally trained by the specialised coach AND if not given exposure to first team experience from time to time.

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