Blackburn boss hands Tottenham Hotspur boost in Ashley Phillips race
Jon Dahl Tomasson, the manager of Blackburn Rovers, has given his verdict on Ashley Phillips‘ future amidst strong interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
According to Football.London, Spurs were very close to signing him for £3million recently, but the move fell through. Apparently, the fee was reaching a very high figure when it included potential add-ons.
But that doesn’t mean Spurs would be off the table for Phillips. They would have spent time and effort to scout the 18-year-old.
And to formalise their interest in the form of an offer, Spurs showed they were willing to invest in the player’s future. Tomasson has now given the Lilywhites a ray of hope in their pursuit of the teenager.
What should Spurs do?
The Rovers manager admitted that the player could be on his way to a very ‘good side’. He, of course, cannot come out and reveal the intricacies of a deal and the exact names of the clubs wanting him.
“The chances are big that the boy will probably be going to a good side. He is a great player, he will have a great future. But there is not an agreement at the moment.”
Phillips won’t be a centre-back we target to immediately raise the level of our backline. The teenager will be one for the future. He has made just 14 senior appearances for the Championship side across competitions.
But those who have seen the 1.92-meter tall defender know that he is able enough to link up with Ange Postecoglou’s senior side immediately. Let’s hope we don’t miss out on a future star just because of a couple of million Pounds.
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We are frankly in need of a talented young centre-back to add to the mix given how Japhet Tanganga, Joe Rodon and Davinson Sanchez have not fulfilled their potential here at all.