'I'd prefer Leeds': Tottenham fans react to Tashan Oakley-Boothe reports

A general view of the Billy Bremner statue outside Elland Road during the Pre Season Friendly match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland Road on August 1, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Championship rivals Leeds United and Derby County are reportedly going head-to-head to sign Spurs' Premier League starlet Tashan Oakley-Boothe.

Rhian Brewster, George McEarchran; Marc Guehi, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tashan Oakley-Boothe and Conor Gallagher of England pose with the trophy during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Final...

Two years ago, Tashan Oakley-Boothe appeared to have the world at his feet.

He was one part of the England U17 side which won the World Cup in 2017, alongside Jadon Sancho, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Phil Foden, before making his first-team debut for Tottenham Hotspur a few weeks later during an EFL Cup clash with Barnsley.

But while Sancho, Hudson-Odoi and Foden continue to go from strength to strength and establish themselves as three of the best young players in world football, Oakley-Boothe has been left behind.

That cameo appearance against Barnsley remains his only first-team action under Mauricio Pochettino. And, at the age of 19, he has just one year left on his contract with his future in North London very uncertain.

Tashan Oakley-Boothe of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Derby County on April 7, 2018 in Enfield, England.

So a loan move to Leeds United or Derby County could be the making of the Lambeth-born midfielder.

According to The Mail, Oakley-Boothe is expected to leave Tottenham on loan this summer and there is no shortage of suitors willing to give him a chance.

Tottenham recently snapped up 18-year-old Jack Clarke after his rapid rise at Elland Road so Pochettino will surely see the benefit of giving Oakley-Boothe the chance to learn from his old mentor Marcelo Bielsa in West Yorkshire.

Derby, meanwhile, have a manager in Phillip Cocu who was responsible for the emergence of Memphis Depay, Hirving Lozano and Gini Wijnaldum at PSV.

Though wherever he ends up, this could be Oakley-Boothe’s last chance of making a name for himself at Tottenham.

Tottenham Hotspur's Tashan Oakley-Boothe (C) celebrates a goal during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match against A.S. Roma on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena in...

 

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