Tottenham Hotspur finished the transfer window with a flurry, landing two signings as Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso both joined the club after long-running sagas.
Mauricio Pochettino will be happy with those two signings, but it seems that Spurs are already making plans for future transfer windows.
David Pleat often scouts for Spurs in the lower leagues, and is often credited with picking out Dele Alli as a Spurs target having been impressed with him at Milton Keynes Dons.
Pleat is often spotted around England watching games for Spurs, and that was the case last night as he he was seen as Stevenage v Southend United in the EFL Cup.
Southend Echo reporter Chris Phillips posted a photo of Pleat in the Southend dugout, talking to former Spurs coach Kevin Bond, who is currently Southend boss.
It may have been an innocent trip to a game to see an old pal, but Clubcall claim that Tottenham want Southend striker Charlie Kelman – who just happened to score both of Southend's goals in their 2-1 win.
Kevin Bond with David Pleat pre-match pic.twitter.com/o7zuxGPNyq— Chris Phillips (@CJPhillips1982) August 13, 2019
Their report suggests that Pleat is putting together a dossier on Kelman having first pursued him in March, with Spurs keen to beat West Ham United to the 17-year-old's signature.
Spurs recently landed Notts County attacker Kion Etete in a similar deal, and Kelman – who plays for the United States Under-18's – may be the latest Football League youngster being lined up by Pleat and Tottenham, if they can fend off the Hammers for the Basildon-born attacker.
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