Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with two very exciting teenagers.
According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make Ebbsfleet United midfielder Shilow Tracey their first signing of the January transfer window, so could that be a sign of things to come this month?
After all, Tottenham’s first-team squad is full of quality and manager Mauricio Pochettino will find it hard to bring in players better than what he already has midway through a campaign, so instead could Spurs focus on further building for the future?
Tracey is a 17-year-old box-to-box midfielder and if he does ultimately sign, in the short term he is likely to continue his development in Tottenham’s under-18s or under-21s.
And when you consider another player who has been linked with a January switch to White Hart Lane, chairman Daniel Levy’s plan for the rest of this season becomes a little clearer.
While the Spurs supremo will no doubt be eyeing at least one star signing – with Michy Batshuayi surely near the top of the list – that may not be possible, while a move for Charlton Athletic’s Ademola Lookman certainly would be.
The Mirror recently suggested that Tottenham were scouting the 18-year-old forward and the print edition of the Times is now claiming a deal could be struck this month, with Spurs sending Lookman back to The Valley on loan for the rest of the season – in a similar deal to the one they did for Dele Alli with MK Dons 12 months ago.
For now everything remains up in the air, but if Tracey and Lookman do arrive at Tottenham in the coming days Levy and Pochettino are clearly not settling for what they already have in a bid to build the brightest possible future in North London.