Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly missed out on Malik Mothersille.

According to The Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspur have missed out on the signing of Leyton Orient talent Malik Mothersille – because Chelsea have won the race.

It’s claimed that Arsenal and Tottenham were both looking to snap up Mothersille, having been impressed with his displays in Leyton Orient’s Under-18’s.

However, both North London sides have been left disappointed, as the in-demand Mothersille has allegedly settled on a move to Chelsea.

Mothersille will allegedly join up with the Blues this coming summer, and will join the Academy at Stamford Bridge as he looks to break through.

The 16-year-old is a midfielder, but other information about him is somewhat difficult to find, which isn’t exactly a surprise given his youth.

Still, Mothersille will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Ethan Ampadu, who also made the move up from a League Two youthside to Chelsea in 2017, aged just 16.

Mothersille hasn’t been playing first-team football though, whereas Ampadu was when he chose to join the Blues from Exeter City.

Tottenham may well be disappointed to have missed out on a London-based talent, but with youngsters seemingly having a better pathway at Chelsea, the tables may just be turning after years of Spurs being hailed for their youth work.

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