Tottenham midfielder still being monitored by London rivals - report
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham youngster Charlie Owens is still being looked at by QPR as he undergoes a trial with the Championship club, according to a report.
West London Sport claim that QPR are still monitoring the 19-year-old midfielder and that he played in an Under-23s game on Monday afternoon.
Owens was confirmed in QPR’s Under-23s against Crystal Palace and completed 90 minutes in the 2-1 defeat, as cited by the club’s official Twitter account.
— QPR FC (@QPRFC) April 10, 2017
Owens is expected to be released by Spurs at the end of season and will hope to have earned himself a move to Loftus Road.
The defensive midfielder has been at White Hart Lane since 2014 and has played an important role in the club’s youth systems during recent seasons.
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He has made 13 appearances this campaign for Spurs’ Under-21s side, but has ben unable to make the breakthrough to the first team.
Mauricio Pochettino has shown a willingness to promote young talents to his squad since his arrival, but Owens has been unable to gain a senior promotion.
Spurs’ central midfielder Harry Winks has made the step up from the club’s academy and established himself as a regular first teamer.
Additionally, Harry Kane burst on to the scene to become the north London club’s talisman after developing from the academy, while a number of loan spells also aided his improvement.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club’s senior figure is subject to a summer tug-of-war.