Sources: Tottenham offering Etete in exchange as talks advance on striker signing
Tottenham are offering rising star Kion Etete in exchange for Northampton Town striker Caleb Chukwuemeka, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
This site revealed on Saturday (24 July) that the London giants have opened talks over a deal for Chukwuemeka, 19, and were looking to offer a player in exchange to sweeten the deal.
Now a Spurs source has told Football Insider that Etete, 19, is being discussed with Northampton as part of the swap deal.
The 6ft 6in teenager has spent the last two years at the Londoners since arriving from Notts County.
The centre-forward was a regular for Spurs Under-23s last season and has scored nine goals from 26 matches at that level.
Now he is looking to get extensive senior experience next season after breaking into the Notts County side in his mid-teens and making six appearances.
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Spurs are looking to sign Chukwuemeka on a permanent deal amid competition from Premier League clubs as well as Rangers.
The starlet has impressed their talent spotters, including former manager David Pleat, in pre-season and there is a sense he has progressed to a new level after breaking into the Northampton first team with 28 appearances last term.
Chukwuemeka is a versatile forward who can play anywhere in attack, although he often operates on the left flank.
He is currently on a scholarship contract that expires next year and attempts by Northampton to offer him a professional contract have been rebuffed.
His younger brother Carney, 17, is a midfielder who is at Aston Villa after being prised from Northampton in 2016.
He is regarded as one of the outstanding players in his age group in the country.