Chelsea and Tottenham are reportedly both interested in Callum Brittain and are set to battle each other for the MK Dons youngster.
According to Daily Mail, Chelsea and Tottenham are set for a transfer battle for another promising youngster – Callum Brittain. The MK Dons youngster is on the radar of two London giants, who are both looking to add the player to their already stacked roster of bright young talents.
Callum Brittain is a bright young defender and another product of the fabled MK Dons academy setup that has produced many talents to be ultimately poached by the Elites of England. The 19-year-old managed to break into the side in the 2016-17 campaign for the club. But, it is the present season where he has truly started to pull through as a shining talent.
4 clean sheets in the 8 League One appearances so far, his displays earned him a call-up to the English Under-20 side. The player responded brilliantly as well, with a great attacking display in the two games for the Under-20 team. And the same has attracted attention from a host of clubs.
Chelsea and Tottenham are not the only ones, with Southampton and a few Championship clubs interested as well. Tottenham’s interest does make sense. In an era where Tottenham has become arguably the best producer of English talent, perhaps the best one from among their players is Dele Alli – a player that was brought in by Spurs from MK Dons.
Tottenham & Chelsea want MK Dons defender Callum Brittain – The Mail pic.twitter.com/vxJAlW25Fx
— E-Spurs (@e_spurs) October 15, 2017
While many players come from lower league clubs to the Premier League, Alli’s instant impact and sustained and perhaps, even growing stature has caught everyone’s imagination. And perhaps, Tottenham feel the right-back, who started his career as a winger, could be the next big thing.
It is worth remembering that Gareth Bale was also of a similar career path – meddling between winger and wide defender – before bursting onto the stage with Tottenham. Chelsea, too, could be looking to bring the player into the fold and perhaps offer a him a quicker path into the first-team setup.
The only bone of contention for MK Dons is the player’s contract situation – Brittain’s deal is set to expire at the end of the season. Thus, such a level of interest does not bode well for MK Dons’ hopes of getting the youngster tied to a new long-term deal, especially if they fail to clinch promotion to the Championship by the end of the present season.
Brittain, though, is sure to grow throughout the season and it is that growth which will be monitored by all – MK Dons included. And it will be on the basis of the same that the youngster might see some clubs coming in with actual offers that make sense, both financially and in terms of playing time or a definitive roadmap into the first-team setup.