Daniel Carr has sparked something of a sensation in his tenure at Dulwich Hamlet this season. The former Reading youngster has been banging in the goals in the Ryman League Division One this season and that has seen many a team enquire as to his availability; in fact 14 teams in total have reportedly asked if they could make an approach for the talented 18-year-old.
Now it seems you can add another team to that list with Tottenham Hotspur now being linked with an interest in the forward who has scored a goal a game for his club this season.
Liverpool took him in for a trial earlier in the month when he faced off against West Ham and despite not scoring reportedly did not look out of place with his new team-mates.
Chelsea also planned to swoop in and take him off their hands with moves to Leeds United and Charlton Athletic falling apart earlier in the season.
But Arsenal have also been strongly linked with having a look at him post Liverpool trial and there could now be a battle to snap up the highly sought after striker.
The two North London sides have impressive youth teams; as their presence in the NextGen Series quarter-finals proves but is this battle really necessary. I mean is Daniel Carr really going to be the ‘next Ian Wright’?
It could happen and if it did it would certainly look like a brilliant piece of business for the club who wins the race for his signature but he certainly is not going to plug any holes in the first team right now.
However his story does look like yet another glimmer of hope for the dreams of professional footballers. So often we hear about how there is a cut-off point in terms of age when you can consider any potential career in the game over.
The other point to mention is how this will leave egg-in-the-face of Reading FC once again. After missing out on Theo Walcott as a kid and releasing Charlie Austin to see another player they have let go make it to a big club like Spurs or Arsenal would be a harsh lesson indeed.
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