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19th Oct, 2016 | 5:12pm

Hargreaves claims Tottenham are ahead of these two heavyweights

By Dominic Toner

Owen Hargreaves has explained that he would rather join Tottenham over Manchester United and Liverpool if he was a current young player.

Spurs have started the new season in good form and are the only unbeaten side in the Premier League.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has built a competitive squad and they are full of young talented players.

Spurs midfielder Dele Alli won the PFA Young Player of the Year in the 2015/16 campaign and academy graduates Marcus Edwards, Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers are considered future stars.

Ex-United player and current pundit Hargreaves revealed that Spurs is an attractive place right now and thinks emerging youngsters should move their ahead of United and Liverpool.

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“If I was a young player now, I’d pick Spurs,” Hargreaves said, as quoted by The Sport Review. “With the manager and young players that they have, they’re building something special. [I’d want] to be a part of that Spurs revolution. Hopefully the players can stay together with the manager because he makes every player better.”

Spurs missed out to eventual champions Leicester last season as they challenged for the league title.

Pochettino has enjoyed a great spell since his arrival from Southampton and turned the north London club into one of England’s strongest teams.

United and Liverpool have dominated English football for large periods of history, but Hargreaves believes that Pochettino is building something special at White Hart Lane.

Spurs earned a 0-0 draw away at Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night and remained second in their Champions League group.

In other Tottenham news, a hint has been dropped that the club are close to clinching a deal with a current defender.