Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly ready to hand a trial to Southend United full-back Charlie Sayers, with a permanent contract reportedly on the cards.
According to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur are in contention to sign Charlie Sayers. The Southend United defensive prodigy has joined the club briefly for a trial run, even featuring for the Spurs U18 against Fulham this past weekend.
A left-back by trade, Sayers began his youth career at the Southend academy, making quite an impression in the youth leagues with his consistent performances. As a result, he was given a direct promotion to the senior side in the summer and has since featured in six matches for the non-league outfit.
Wary of the interest from Tottenham and the possibility of earning significant compensation, Southend have now allowed Sayers to train with the north Londoners. Both clubs are aware of the youngster’s talents and the quality he brings to the table.
Spurs, in particular, are believed to be in the market for a new left-back. Although Tottenham currently have no shortage of options in the said department, there is uncertainty regarding the future of Sergio Reguilon, who was subjected to a potential return to Real Madrid last month.
Our U18s are in U18 Premier League Cup action away at @FulhamFC this morning.
Here’s how we line-up… 👇 pic.twitter.com/yHXqpAByQ4
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 27, 2021
Ryan Sessegnon has not been able to make an impact either, notably getting sent off in the recent defeat to NS Mura. As for Ben Davies, he is a peculiar case, with new coach Antonio Conte largely considering him as an option at centre-back in a three-man setup.
The potential addition of someone like Charlie Sayers, therefore, could prove to be a smart move by the Lilywhites. The 17-year-old is considered as one of the most gifted prospects in England, having enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence since joining Southend United.
As mentioned earlier, the left-back featured in Tottenham’s Under-18 squad in their game against the Fulham Under-18s this past weekend. It appears he is likely to be given an extended trial in the Spurs academy. The defensive prodigy is considered to be a lifelong Tottenham fan as well, so the Lilywhites won’t have any hesitation handing him a permanent contract if he manages to keep up his good performances during the trial.