Tottenham could revive interest in Southend youngster Charlie Kelman
According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur could rekindle their interest in Southend United’s teenage striker Charlie Kelman, having failed to sign him in January.
The 18-year-old Kelman started out at FC Dallas in USA before joining the Southend United youth setup. Having made his senior debut for the club in 2019, the striker has grown into a regular in the 2019/20 campaign.
Kelman, so far this season, has netted seven goals in 19 matches across all competitions, which are decent numbers considering his age and the fact that Southend are dawdling towards the bottom of the League One table. He is the club’s top scorer this season.
The report states that Tottenham had made a last-ditch attempt to secure the youngster’s signing on the January transfer deadline day. However, our attempts had been thwarted by the lower league outfit.
But with relegation a real possibility this season, they might be forced into selling the youngster come summer. This could lead to Tottenham rekindling their interest in the youngster. (h/t Daily Mail)
It is no secret that Tottenham lack a quality backup for Harry Kane at the moment. And without a doubt, addressing that issue should be a top priority for Jose Mourinho & co. heading into the summer.
And while, Kelman would not be the solution to that problem, the youngster’s acquisition could serve us well in the future. At 18 years, he is still a raw talent with a lot of potential. The forward could grow into a key player in the coming years, potentially forming a strike partnership with our own Troy Parrott.
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Kelman’s contract with Southend United runs out in 2021. So, there is a possibility that they cash in on him in the summer. But it remains to be seen if Tottenham do decide to revive their interest in the teenager.