Crewe boss denies Tottenham contact over teenage striker George Nunn

Crewe's manager David Artell during the pre-season friendly match between Crewe Alexandra and Stoke City at The Alexandra Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Crewe, England.

The Crewe prospect is said to have impressed Tottenham Hotspur staff.

Crewe's manager David Artell during the pre-season friendly match between Crewe Alexandra and Stoke City at The Alexandra Stadium on July 30, 2017 in Crewe, England.Crewe manager David Artell

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell has denied having any contact with Tottenham Hotspur about teenage striker George Nunn.

Nunn scored a hat-trick against Tottenham in a recent youth team fixture and The Daily Mirror reported earlier this week that Spurs had asked the League Two side to 'name their price' for the 15-year-old.

However, when asked about the rumour, Artell told the Crewe Chronicle: "George is a good player, a good prospect and I'm sure his mum and his dad, who are good people, and he will see his future here.

A general view of Alexandra Stadium, Gresty Road, the home of Crewe Alexandra Football Club on November 30, 2016 in Crewe, England. Barry Bennell, a former youth coach at the club, has...A general view of Crewe's Gresty Road Stadium

"Tottenham haven't picked up the phone to any of us so I'm not sure where it's come from.

"It's not come from us so if any of the fans are thinking we're speculating to sell our young prospects - we are definitely not. I don't think it's come from George or his family either, so I'm sure it's an over-zealous reporter.

"George has a bright future ahead of him and I'm sure it'll be at Crewe Alexandra."

Former England internationals Danny Murphy, Seth Johnson and Dean Ashton have all passed through Crewe's academy, which is regarded as one of the best outside of England's Premier League.

26 Feb 2002:  Dean Ashton of Crewe Alexandra scores the opening goal of the match to give his side an early lead during the AXA sponsored FA Cup fifth round replay match between Crewe...Former Crewe striker Dean Ashton

That being said, it is easy to see why Nunn may be attracted by the idea of a move to Tottenham, with the north London side - among other things - helping to establish Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane as regulars in the Three Lions set up.

According to The Daily Mirror, however, it would take 'hefty compensation' for Spurs to prise the youngster away from Gresty Road.

Given the choice, should Nunn pick Tottenham over Crewe?

 

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