Expert fumes at Man City as Tottenham blocked from signing rising stars
Tottenham are having to expand their scouting network due to Man City’s dominance in London.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
As per i (29 April) Tottenham are set to beef up their scouting operation in the North West and Yorkshire.
It was also reported Spurs are interviewing for a new emerging talent scout primarily focusing on players between the ages of 16 and 20.
Wenham claims Spurs are struggling to sign top talent in London because of the network Man City have established in the south.
“This is something that already happens and we are just expanding on it,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“The problem for Tottenham and other London clubs is the scouting network Man City have set up.
“I think they have made 20 youth signings in the last three or four years with 16 of them coming from the London region.
“They are picking off the players Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham, Palace, would have signed up in previous years.
“It is very, very frustrating because we are missing out on a lot of top talent.
“This is why we are broadening our search because there are other quality youth players out there.
“I have no problem with this whatsoever.”
Tottenham are next in action against Liverpool on Saturday (7 May).
They remain in the hunt for a top-four finish and face Arsenal next week (12 May).