Tottenham Hotspur are set to send out reserve goalkeeper Luke McGee on loan to Portsmouth, according to the Sun, but are waiting for another understudy to arrive in North London before greenlighting the move.
The Sunday’s print edition of the Sun (July 9, Page 65), claims that League one side Portsmouth are the front-runners for McGee’s loan capture.
The 21-year shot-stopper old had spent the last season on loan at Peterborough United and finished as their Player of the Year, after some very impressive performances. McGee featured 45 times for the Posh and managed to keep 10 clean sheets. Peterborough manager Grant McCann had hoped to sign him once again for the upcoming season.
McCann had said (via BBC):
“We’d love him [McGee] here until beyond, never mind the end of the season and to be one of our players.
“But Tottenham think highly of him – he’s been on the bench for their first team in the Premier League.”
However, it looks likely that McGee is going to end up with Pompey for the next season, provided we can find a third goalie to act as cover for captain Hugo Lloris and second-choice Michel Vorm. Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has made signing a new shot-stopper his top priority (The Portsmouth News) and McGee is someone that he is keen on bringing in.
Pau Lopez has been heavily linked with a move, after his loan spell with us last year. But a disagreement over the transfer fee with his parent club Espanyol is holding up the move from going through. There were reports of a move for Tenerife custodian Carlos Abad as well, but there has been no development on either fronts as of yet.
McGee, a product of our academy, has a contract with the club till the summer of 2019. Last week, he was pictured taking part in the pre-season training at our Enfield training centre, along with the likes of Harry Winks and Michel Vorm. The 21-year old is yet to make his first team debut for the club.