Darragh MacAnthony confirms Tottenham Hotspur's interest in a Peterborough United player

Tottenham Hotspur are known to be trying to sign the top young talent in the Football League.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has confirmed to BBC Radio Cambridgeshire that Tottenham Hotspur are interested in one of his players.

Spurs have taken a keen notice of top Football League talent since Mauricio Pochettino has been placed in charge, and they had great success after signing Dele Alli from Milton Keynes Dons.

Tottenham are now seemingly keen to repeat that deal, and MacAnthony claims that they made enquiries over a Posh player back in November.

"In fairness to Tottenham they do [have faith in the Football League]," MacAnthony said. "They bought Dele Alli and they also enquired about one of our players in November.

"The reason they are doing that is because they have David Pleat working under Daniel Levy, who is a big fan of the Football League. He made the Dele Alli deal happen and he would have made another deal happen, possibly, with one of ours.

"He knows the value that is in the Football League."

The possible candidate

Reading between the lines, Tottenham’s interest was almost certainly in Jermaine Anderson.

The England youth international won the Football League’s young player of the month award in November, after scoring five goals in four matches from a central midfield position.

The 19-year-old has played a key part for Posh this season, and MacAnthony has already admitted that he would have left the ABAX Stadium in January, if not for injury.

Anderson is set to miss the rest of the season after damaging his knee ligaments, meaning that any potential move has been blocked.

Anderson has already been compared with Alli by current Posh boss Graham Westley, as reported by the BBC, and it remains to be seen whether Spurs will come back in for the midfielder once he returns to fitness.

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