Daryl McMahon raves about Tottenham Hotspur

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Shilow Tracey looks set to sign for Spurs from Ebbsfleet United.

Speaking to Kent Online, Ebbsfleet manager Daryl McMahon has spoken highly of Tottenham Hotspur amid rumours that highly rated youngster Shilow Tracey is set to join the Lilywhites this month.

McMahon said: “Tottenham’s a great club. They’ve got great coaches there, a brilliant philosophy, they bring players through, they believe in nurturing talent and they don’t make robots. If you look at the young players they’ve got there, they're exciting players, not the sort of bog-standard, safe players that you see at a lot of other clubs.”

McMahon, who worked as an academy coach at Spurs prior to taking the Ebbsfleet job, is set to lose his star talent Tracey to the North London club this month.

The same article claims that a deal is in place for the 17-year-old to link up with the side, with his medical expected to be completed by the weekend. Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add exciting prospects to his squad, and McMahon sounds more than pleased that Tracey is going to sign for Spurs.

Rather than criticising the Premier League side for poaching Tracey before he has had a chance to prove himself, McMahon has praised Spurs for the philosophy they show towards youth development.

He does not think they are signing players for the sake of it and letting them develop poorly, but instead he praises the club for nurturing the talent of their youngster. They are not making robots, but individuals who are having an impact in the first-team.

It will be a while before Tracey makes his first appearance for Spurs, if he does sign this month, but right now, it is hard to suggest that moving to any other club is a better option.

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