We would love to sign him - manager reveals Tottenham think highly of special 21-year-old
By Tony Hughes
Peterborough want to sign on-loan Tottenham goalkeeper Luke McGee on a permanent deal.
The League One club’s manager Grant McCann has revealed he would want to sign the 21-year-old beyond his loan spell, which is due to end in January.
The 21-year-old has made an excellent impression since joining Peterborough on deadline day in the summer window on a deal which ends on 2 January.
“We’d love him here until beyond, never mind the end of the season and to be one of our players,” said McCann to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, as quoted by the BBC Sports website.
“But Tottenham think highly of him – he’s been on the bench for their first team in the Premier League.”
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McGee was named on Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino’s Premier League bench twice in February 2016 while first-choice Hugo Lloris was injured.
Despite not yet keeping a clean sheet since his move to the ABAX Stadium, former Northern Ireland international McCann has been impressed by McGee.
“He’s been first-class since he’s come in. Not just his performances on the pitch but his whole demeanour around the building,” McCann told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
“He’s a young lad but he’s come in with a 27, 28-year-old’s shoulders on him. He demands of people in training, if you don’t track a runner he’s out of his goal shouting at you.
“It’s exactly what you need from your goalkeeper. With his ability as well, you’ve got somebody special.”
McGee, who has won a single England Under-17 cap, is highly thought of at White Hart Lane, where he has progressed through the youth-team ranks.
But he is behind senior trio Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm and on-loan Pau Lopez in the goalkeeper pecking order at the Premier League club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club are close to agreeing a defender deal ahead of the January window.