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17/7/2022 | 06:45am
Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a huge blow in their bid to bring Sonny Perkins to north London this summer.
What’s the talk?
That’s according to The Secret Scout, who revealed on Twitter that, despite the former West Ham United starlet being known to be a lifelong Spurs supporter – with Antonio Conte’s side thought to be one of the favourites to land the forward this summer – the 18-year-old now looks set for a move to Leeds United rather than Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
In their tweet, it is said: “Sonny Perkins to Leeds… soon. Leeds have heavily invested in buying top players for PL2. It will be interesting to see as they have top strikers at the club.”
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Supporters will be fuming
Considering just how promising a talent Perkins has proven to be during his time in West Ham’s youth setup, the news that Spurs now look set to miss out on the England under-18 international’s signature this summer is sure to have left the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faithful fuming.
Indeed, over his 29 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League, the £1.08m-rated talent scored nine goals and provided his team-mates with four assists. Over 21 Premier League 2 outings for Mark Robson’s under-23 side last season, the teenager scored 12 goals and registered one assist.
It was this form which saw the player – who ExWHUemployee claimed was “getting rave reviews” – earn no fewer than 12 call-ups to David Moyes’ first-team squad over the course of the 2021/22 campaign, with the 18-year-old making both his Premier League and Europa League debuts last term.
However, after West Ham failed to convince the striker to put pen to paper on a new deal at the London Stadium, Perkins became a free agent upon the expiry of his contract with the Hammers on July 1, wihch led to both Spurs and Leeds making a move for the 10-cap youth international.
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If the latest reports are to be believed, though, it would now appear that, despite his affinity with Tottenham, Perkins is closing in on a move to Elland Road this summer.
That is sure to come as a gutting blow to everyone involved with the north London club.
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