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Tottenham interested in Wigan Athletic’s Sean McGurk

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are eyeing another raid on Championship club Wigan Athletic for the signing of attacking midfielder Sean McGurk.

With Wigan placed into administration, a number of clubs are swooping in to pluck away the best of the young talents at the club.

Sean McGurk has impressed for Wigan U18s

Sean McGurk has impressed for Wigan U18s

Tottenham have already been linked with moves for Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir. However, it is looking the club will miss out on both the prospects, with Gelhardt linked with a switch to Leicester, while Weir is closing in on a transfer to Brighton.

Now, the club have identified 17-year-old McGurk as a potential target and have reportedly made an inquiry about the teenage midfielder.

A product of the Wigan youth academy, McGurk has impressed with the club’s youth sides so far. He has featured thrice for the Latics’ U18 side in the FA Youth Cup in 2019/20, managing to find the back of the net on two occasions. He featured for 68 minutes against Tottenham in the same competition, but failed to score or assist.

Along with Tottenham, Leeds United are also monitoring the 17-year-old starlet and have also asked Wigan about signing him in the summer.

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Apart from McGurk, Tottenham are also keen on 15-year-old Alfie Devine and are reportedly close to landing him in a deal worth £500,000.

It is good to see that the club is looking to bolster the youth ranks with talented players, which ought to serve us well in the future. While Devine is closing in on a transfer, it remains to be seen if McGurk also makes the switch to our club.

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