Tottenham, Sunderland register interest in Forest defender - Player Analysis

Jamaal Lascelles is reportedly attracting interest from Tottenham and Sunderland ahead of a January move, here is what they can expect from him.

England under-20 defender Jamaal Lascelles has recently had a breakthrough into first team action, due largely to injuries to Kelvin Wilson and Danny Collins. However, the Derby born starlet has grabbed the opportunity with both hands and looks like he could be difficult to replace once their first-team players come back into the fray.

Due to his breakthrough form, Lascelles has apparently been the talk of Premier League scouts and according to The Mirror Tottenham along with Sunderland are leading the race for the player's signature.

But what can they expect?

Premier League interest isn't new to the player, as he was subject to a £5 million pound bid from Arsenal in 2011. The bid was rejected as the club looked to hold on to their best young talents.

The 6ft 3in centre half possess a incredible athleticism and dominance, even at a young age.

Aside from Danny Collins and Jack Hobbs, the young defender is the third most successful in the air for the Championship promotion chasers. He also possess similar statistics when it comes to effective clearances, again, only coming third behind Danny Collins and Jack Hobbs.

In terms of ability, the player is far from the finished article and is behind the more experienced players at the club. However, the player has as much potential as any other young defender in the division and if he can keep up the current form perhaps could even break into the England under 21 side by the next squad selection.

He would be a promising signing for either club, but at the minute that's all he would be. Despite that, I believe he would be one to take a chance on.

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