AVB looks to League One for tomorrow’s Tottenham stars

Leyton Orient

Spurs are reportedly lining up a bid for Leyton Orient’s Moses Odubajo

Andre Villas-Boas could be about to turn his attention to the English lower leagues as he continues to reshape the Tottenham squad, with Leyton Orient’s Moses Odubajo one potential target.

The winger has been in scintillating form for the O’s and has featured in each of their nine league games played so far this season, scoring two goals in the process.

Orient are currently top of League One, but saw their 100 per cent record in the division come to an end at home to Walsall last weekend.

Yet even if the London club are successful in their bid to reach the Championship, Odubajo could be on his way, with the Greenwich-born midfielder reportedly being tracked by a number of clubs.

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According to a report in the Metro, Tottenham could head the list of potential suitors, with AVB seemingly turning his attention to young British talent, following a summer spent investing in many of Europe’s hottest stars.

The North London club are believed to be considering a bid of around £1m for the player in January, though the success of this deal could ultimately hinge on Orient’s progress in the league.

Should the club be in pole position for a move up to the English second tier for instance, then chairman Barry Hearn and perhaps even Odubajo himself could block a move until the end of the current campaign.

And if the 20-year-old continues to show the kind of form that has also caught the eye of both Arsenal and Manchester United, then the mooted bid from Spurs may not be enough to prise the youngster away from the O’s.

Regardless of this, AVB’s interest could signal a shift in Tottenham’s approach to transfer dealings, with the club seemingly keen to return to the kind of model that saw players like Danny Rose and Kyle Naughton move to White Hart Lane as youngsters.

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