By Harvey Byrne
Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has revealed that some of England’s biggest clubs are monitoring midfield starlet Leonardo da Silva Lopes.
The former Birmingham manager revealed that Tottenham alongside their London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea were monitoring the 17-year-old central-midfielder.
The Portuguese starlet has made just 10 senior appearances during his career, but he has already attracted top-flight suitors.
“The word is out that Leo is a very talented 17-year-old and clubs have been flocking to watch him,” said Fry to the Peterborough Telegraph.
“We have had no enquiries, never mind bids, but there have been an awful lot of scouts coming to our games just to watch him.
“Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs are among those to have sent scouts to watch him.”
The young star was spotted by Peterborough when he was 14 playing for Powerleague FC in local junior football.
Lopes signed a senior contact in March 2015 and made his senior debut for the club a month later against Crawley.
The last player to make the switch from Peterborough to Tottenham was Matthew Etherington in 2000, who ended up playing 51 times for the White Hart Lane club.
Spurs fans will also be encouraged by the way that Spurs star man Dele Alli made the step-up from League One to the Premier League.
Mauricio Pochettino has a reputation in football of giving youngsters a chance at senior level after his time at Southampton and now Tottenham.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Spurs forward Clinton N’Jie is contemplating a loan move to French giants Marseille.