Tottenham in hunt for English centre-back, mid-table club will accept seven-figure fee - report
Tottenham are in the hunt to sign Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot in the summer, according to a reliable journalist.
Sun journalist Alan Nixon reported on his personal Twitter account on Sunday that Spurs and bitter North London rivals Arsenal are eyeing up Wilmot, 18, from the League Two club.
It is understood that Stevenage will accept a seven-figure fee of over £1million for the English centre-back, who has only ever made 13 senior appearances in his budding career.
Wilmot only made his debut for Stevenage this season and featured for the first time in league football in January.
He has played all of the League Two club’s last eight fixtures as he settles into becoming a mainstay at Broadhall Way.
Stevenage sit mid-table in the fourth tier, sitting 15th in the standings.
Football Insider verdict
Wilmot is clearly an exciting young talent to be wanted by both Tottenham and Arsenal. He will no doubt be snapped up by one of the London giants for him to start playing in the youth set-up. It’s a good job he did not leave Stevenage in January really because he appears to have become a key player for the mid-table League Two side. He will earn a lot of experience between now and the summer before making a potential move to Spurs or the Gunners. That will be a lot more beneficial to him than sitting in the Under-23s every week.
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