Tottenham under Pochettino have made it a habit to look for quality talent within the English footballing pyramid and the club is now being linked with a move for one of the rising stars from League One, Callum Wright, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The 17-year-old might not have made a senior appearance for Blackburn Rovers this season but has impressed in the U18 level scoring one goal and assisting another in the U18 Premier League. His performances in the Premier League 2 competition are better, with him having scored 3 goals and an assist from 9 games. His versatility could be one reason why Pochettino and his team are looking to sign the Englishman up.
Wright can play in the heart of midfield but can also shift to either wing or play as a right-back as well. This gives us a lot of flexibility in deploying Wright and would also allow us the space to test him in a few positions before finalising the role that suits him the most.
We have seen Pochettino play around with Eric Dier’s position, often playing him as a centre-back or even as a central midfielder and that would be the route for Wright should he move to our team.
Before we start believing the player could be the next Dele Alli, Wright has to work harder on his game, should he decide to join us. He would be spending a couple of years, at least, in the developmental squads before thinking about battling for a place in the matchday team.
The good thing about him joining us is the fact that chances are aplenty for young talent, something that has helped Harry Winks even receive an England call-up. The report also claims that a couple of other teams are looking to sign Wright with Everton, Stoke City and Leicester keeping track of the youngster.
Blackburn might have to make a big decision on the future of the player as they are not in the best of finances and maybe we can come in and unearth another gem, just like we did with Alli.
There still is a long way to go before we can start dreaming of Wright dominating the midfield in the Premier League but signing him up is one step in the right direction for his development under one of the best youth coaching teams in England.