Tottenham have reportedly joined the race for highly-rated Bolton Wanderers starlet Jake Turner and are set to rival Manchester United in pursuit of the goalkeeper.
According to The Sun, Manchester United have a competitor in their pursuit of Bolton Wanderers keeper Jake Turner. The young custodian has also emerged as a target for Tottenham and the North Londoners look set to go head-to-head with the Red Devils for the starlet.
Jake Turner has emerged from the Bolton academy setup and has already made it to the Reserves squad at the club as well. In fact, the player has also managed to represent the Three Lions at the Under-18 level and has been tipped by many to have a bright future in the game.
— EL Transfer News (@ELTransferNews) July 23, 2017
Manchester United and Everton have both been interested in the 18-year-old for the past few weeks. While Everton seem to be looking at Jake Turner with a view to improving their youth setup, Manchester United see the player as a genuine contender for the first-choice spot at Old Trafford in the future.
According to the previous reports, Manchester United have been tipped as to the player’s future potential by some of the coaches working with the National Setup. The Red Devils believe the player has the potential to one day take over from David De Gea as United’s first-choice.
Turner was only recently handed his first professional contract – a two-year deal – and impressed the manager enough last season to earn him an appearance on the bench of the first-team setup. Still yet to make his senior debut for the club, the player might just be on his way out.
And Tottenham have emerged as another contender for the talented 18-year-old. Spurs are reported to have been interested in the player for a long time and news of United’s interest in the goalkeeper has seen him step up their pursuit of the custodian.
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— Jake Turner (@JakeTurner_1) August 3, 2017
Once a Premier League side, Bolton have slipped to League One – England’s third division – and are in need of finance to strengthen their hopes of getting back into the Championship. Hence, a bid in millions for the 18-year-old, who is not yet a ready product, could be the best thing for the club.
The entry of clubs like Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton could spark a bidding war which could further drive up the price of the 18-year-old. Bolton will reportedly go with the highest bidder and it looks like the player will be on the move if any or all of the clubs come in with a real offer.