Reported Leeds United target Mark Travers impressed Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino

Callum Wilson and Mark Travers of AFC Bournemouth arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on May 12, 2019 in...

Reported Leeds United target Mark Travers played well for Bournemouth against Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham Hotspur this past season.

Faro , Portugal - 22 May 2019; Mark Travers during a Republic of Ireland training session at The Campus in Quinta do Lago, Faro, Portugal.

Leeds United fans will be wondering what the club see in Mark Travers, given that the Bournemouth goalkeeper is only 20 years of age and has played just twice in the Premier League, but Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino’s praise for him shows that the Elland Road outfit could be signing a very promising talent.

A report today in The Irish Sun has claimed of interest in Bournemouth goalkeeper Travers from Leeds and Norwich City.

The 20-year-old played just twice in the Premier League for the Cherries this past season, and one of them was against Tottenham.


Interestingly, it was his league debut for Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on May 4, 2019, and Eddie Howe’s side won 1-0.

True, Spurs were reduced to nine men after 48 minutes, but it was Travers’s performance between the posts that helped the Cherries pick up maximum points from the encounter.

Mark Travers of Bournemouth during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Tottenham Hotspur at Vitality Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom.

According to BBC Sport, the 20-year-old made as many as five saves in the first half, and after the match, Spurs manager Pochettino hailed his performance.

Pochettino told Tottenham’s official website: “The first 40 minutes until the Sonny’s red card I thought we were so good. After playing the second half with two players less, the Man of the Match was their goalkeeper.

"If we’d gone to the changing room at half-time 3-0 up that would have been more than fair but that is the problem when you don’t score, situations can change the game."

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