By Dominic Toner
Tottenham have given Dutch goalkeeper Nick Weegink a one-week trial, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim that Spurs have taken the 15-year-old on trial as he tries to earn an extended stay at White Hart Lane.
It is understood that a number of English sides received footage of the youngster playing from former West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town midfielder Romeo Zondervan, but Spurs have moved ultra-fast to make first contact.
The report details that Weegink currently represents the youth team of fourth-tier side ATC’65 in Holland, but has spent time with the academy of top-flight side FC Twente in the past.
The young shot stopper will now hope to impress during his time with the north London club and has two top Spurs goalkeepers he can look up to.
Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are the senior goalkeeping options for Spurs, with the latter representing Holland on 15 occasions.
Manager Mauricio Pochettino has proven that he is willing to give youngsters the chance to make a first-team breakthrough during his time with the club.
Harry Winks is the latest player to come through the club’s academy and goalkeeper Weegink can dream of the same path if his trial is successful.
Football Insider verdict:
Spurs have beaten off rivals to check on the ability of young goalkeeper Weegink at close quarters and will be hoping he lives up to their expectations. The Dutchman has been introduced to a number of English clubs on tape and he has obviously impressed. The north London club clearly see the potential in the shot stopper and he has a huge opportunity to make a name for himself in England. Spurs’ academy is continuing to produce some exciting young players and Weegink could be the latest name. Spurs wonderkid Marcus Edwards is the latest pushing for a first-team breakthrough and the club’s supporters are always keen to see young talents make the grade.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Barcelona have shortlisted the club’s 26-year-old ace.