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Club insider insists Tottenham have a youngster better than Bellingham in their academy

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Tottenham starlet Jamie Donley considered superior to Jobe Bellingham

At the starting of June, The Guardian reported that Tottenham have shown an interest in Sunderland midfielder, Jobe Bellingham, yes not the Real Madrid superstar but rather the brother of Jude Bellingham.

Jobe made a total of 47 appearances for Sunderland last season and recorded seven goals and one assist. These numbers might look weak, but are actually impressive considering Bellingham is only 18 years old.

However, club insider, John Wenham believes that Tottenham academy player, Jamie Donley is a better option for the Lilywhites than 18-year-old Jobe. Let’s have a look at what he had to say about the situation. (h/t Tottenham Hotspur News)

“He’s not a player I am interested in us signing to be brutally honest,”

“Whenever I’ve watched him play for England, I’ve always come away with the feeling that Donley is better than him.

Wenham went onto explain that he doesn’t want the club spending money on Bellingham when they already have a better option available to them in their academy. Donley made a total of 27 appearances last season and ended up recording eight goals and 17 assists.

While his numbers seem better than Jobe, we have to consider that the 19-year-old was playing in Premier League 2, while Bellingham was playing in the Championship. However, when it comes to playing for England, Spurs’ Donley has always stood out.

Tottenham starlet Jamie Donley considered superior to Jobe Bellingham.
Jamie Donley in action for the Tottenham Hotspur U18 side. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

He has made seven appearances for the U-19 team recording five goals. On the other hand, Jobe has only five appearances with the U-19 team and has no goal contributions to his name.

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It will sting a lot of Tottenham end up spending money on Bellingham rather than aiming to develop Donley. Hopefully, the Lilywhites will give a chance to the 19-year-old before deciding to go out to the market for another player.

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