Tottenham duo head to Leeds as they aim to impress during trials - report
By Harry Sykes
Two Tottenham youngsters were on trial during Leeds’ Under-23s clash against QPR at Elland Road on Monday night.
Charlie Owens and Aramide Oteh were named in the QPR development side that beat the home team 1-0 in the Professional Development League Two fixture.
Spurs duo central midfielder Owens, 19, and striker Oteh, 18, each played the full 90 minutes of the reserves match as they aim to catch the eye of the west London club.
A first-half penalty from Josh Bowler was enough to secure the three points for the visitors after Clarke Odour had fouled the youngster.
Bowler finished his spot-kick after Oteh had earlier fired his over the crossbar following a Paudie O’Connor challenge deemed to be worthy of a penalty.
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There has been no official announcement from either Tottenham or QPR about Owens and Oteh undergoing trials at Loftus Road, although that is not unusual for academy players.
But West London Sport claim QPR are looking at the Spurs teenager pair, with Oteh on a work experience loan at the club.
The official Tottenham website hails Islington-born Owens as “a central midfielder with a fine range of passing” who was a regular for the club’s Under-18s before stepping up to their Under-21s.
Oteh had also appeared in the QPR Under-23s team that beat Cardiff 2-0 last month.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club have sealed an out-of-window midfielder transfer.