Wigan boss opens up on Kyle Joseph rumours amid link with Tottenham

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Wigan Athletic boss Leam Richardson has insisted that he is not worried about the speculation surrounding the future of rumoured Tottenham target, Kyle Joseph.

The teenager’s reputation has skyrocketed this season as he has managed to score five times in 12 appearances in League One after breaking into the Latics side (transfermarkt).

Multiple sources have claimed over the last few weeks that Tottenham are considering a move for Joseph.

The Sun reported at the start of the month that the North Londoners were set to return with a second offer for the striker after seeing their initial £150,000 offer rejected by Wigan during the summer transfer window.

The Daily Mirror also revealed that Spurs are competing with the likes of Celtic, Rangers and Sheffield United for the 19-year-old.

Football.London reported on the Lilywhites’ interest in the striker but also suggested that the club do not want to get into a bidding war for him.

However, Richardson claimed that he is not concerned about bigger clubs showing interest in Joseph.

He told Wigan Today: “I’ve said it before, but there’s just no point whatsoever worrying about things that are beyond your control.

“The reason these lads are getting mentioned (as a target for big clubs) is because they are doing something well on the field.

“If they keep being successful on the field, everything else will fall into place. We’re in no rush to make rash decisions at this stage.

“They’re not senior players, they’re still young lads who are forging their careers. They’re still learning their craft, they still have a lot to learn, and we are keeping them on the straight and narrow here.”

Spurs Web Opinion

We already have some promising young strikers coming through in the form of Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett. So, I suspect Spurs might not be desperate to snap up Joseph. However, a club can never have too many talented youngsters.

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