Report: Tottenham hoped to scupper Liverpool's Bobby Duncan deal

Bobby Duncan of England during the  International Match between  England U17 and Germany U17 at The New York Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Rotherham, England.

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly attempted to sign Bobby Duncan before he completed his move to Liverpool.

Bobby Duncan of England celebrates scoring the opening goal during the  International Match between  England U17 and Germany U17 at The New York Stadium on November 14, 2017 in Rotherham,...

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham were amongst the host of clubs that attempted to scupper Liverpool's move to sign Bobby Duncan this summer.

Duncan has become the Reds' latest signing during this window, with the Mail reporting that the club will pay Manchester City just £200,000 in compensation. He left the Cityzens last August, but has remained on their books since then and has been training with Wigan Athletic's first-team.

Bobby Duncan of England skips past Erkan Cinar of Turkey during the International Friendly match between England U17 and Turkey U17 at St George's Park on December 21, 2015 in Burton-upon-...

The Mail reports that he is now Liverpool-bound, but it appears that he had more than enough opportunities to potentially head elsewhere as Spurs, Juventus and Monaco all tried to sign the 17-year-old, who is perhaps best known right now for being Steven Gerrard's cousin.

Tottenham already have their own incredibly talented striker threatening to fly through in the ranks in Reo Griffiths. The youngster was exceptional last season and will surely be hoping to cement himself in the under-23s next year and perhaps push onto the periphery of Mauricio Pochettino's plans in the first-team.

Mauricio Pochettino manager

It would have been an incredible coup for Spurs had they managed to land Duncan ahead of the Reds and would have given the fans a potential strike force to be seriously excited about for a few years down the line.

Unfortunately for Tottenham however, they have missed out, and Duncan will now be hoping to prove that he deserves to be known for a lot more than just being Steven Gerrard's cousin at Liverpool - a move that is surely bound to make that task much more difficult for the teenager.

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