Arsenal and Manchester City in the race for Tottenham target Noel Buck
As the race for emerging talent heats up in European football, a promising young prospect has grabbed the attention of Premier League giants, including Tottenham, but now, it’s Arsenal and Manchester City leading the charge for Noel Buck.
The 18-year-old midfielder, currently making waves with the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, has been in scintillating form this season, earning a reputation as one of the most exciting talents emerging from the United States. His rapid rise has now triggered interest from a trio of English top-flight clubs, with Arsenal and Manchester City at the forefront, while Burnley has also thrown their hat into the ring.
Tottenham previously saw themselves linked with Buck via The Athletic (h/t football.london), with reports suggesting that the club was on the verge of securing the young midfielder for a trial. However, the deal ultimately failed to materialise, leaving the door open for other Premier League heavyweights to make their move.
In 36 appearances across all competitions for the New England Revolution, Buck has four goals and an assist to his name. The interest from Arsenal and Manchester City underscores the growing reputation of Buck.
Buck to the Spurs?
His performances in the MLS have not only caught the eye of scouts but have also impressed on the international stage, earning him a spot in the England Under-19s setup.
While Tottenham’s interest in Buck was clear, the emergence of other top clubs vying for his signature demonstrates the fierce competition to secure the services of promising young talents. With an array of options available, Buck faces a pivotal decision regarding his future and which club aligns best with his aspirations.
Daniel Levy wanted the player on board at the N17, but it is what it is. In an era where clubs are increasingly looking to build from within, the competition for young prospects like Buck reflects the importance of a strong youth setup.
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For Tottenham, it’s a missed opportunity, but the football world is rife with such moments, where prospects slip through the net only to emerge as stars elsewhere. Nothing is certain in football though, Buck might potentially see himself linked with a move to Tottenham once again at a point in time in the future.