Confirmed: Tottenham open negotiations over player of the year, ace million per cent interested in transfer
By Harry Sykes
Peterborough United are in negotiations with Tottenham to sign goalkeeper rising star Luke McGee.
The club’s director of football Barry Fry has told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph that the club have opened talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy over a free transfer move for the 21 year-old Spurs academy product.
Fry revealed that he held the first round of discussions with Levy last Friday and that a second spell of negotiations will take place “soon”.
McGee is behind Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm and on-loan Pau Lopez in the keeper pecking order at Tottenham and the Peterborough recruitment chief insisted the youngster is a “million per cent” interested in re-joining the League One outfit next season.
McGee made a huge impression on loan at the ABAX Stadium in the 2016-17 League One campaign, scooping the Posh players’ player-of-the-year prize after keeping 10 clean sheets in 45 appearances in all competitions.
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“I went to the West Ham v Spurs match last Friday with the intention of speaking to Daniel Levy,” Fry said to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. “We had a conversation, and while negotiating with Levy is never easy, I made our case and I hope we will speak again soon.
“I want to sign Luke on a free transfer, but I would give Spurs a huge sell-on fee.”
Fry is convinced that the deal would be a good one for all parties as he made the revelation that Tottenham are looking to sign a new keeper despite appearing to be already well stocked in that department.
“It makes sense for us and I think it makes sense for Spurs as well as, good as Luke is, he is not near their first team and I understand they will be signing another goalkeeper soon anyway,” the recruitment chief explained.
“We like Luke a lot. He’s the best goalkeeper alongside Mark Tyler in my time at the club and he will only improve.
“He’s a million per cent interested in coming back to us next season. He enjoyed his football, he got on well with the rest of the players and he enjoyed playing for Grant McCann.
“In our opinion he is going to be a star goalkeeper of the future, but he will get to the top a lot quicker if he was playing regular first-team football.”
There has been speculation that Spurs could loan McGee to a Championship club next season but Peterborough are trying to thwart possibility with a permanent move.
The keeper has a White Hart Lane contract that runs until 2019.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club have sensationally terminated the contract of one of their emerging stars.