Tottenham on the verge of signing Wigan’s 15-year-old midfielder Alfie Devine with deal expected to be completed by the end of this week
- Tottenham hope to complete deal for 15-year-old Alfie Devine by end of the week
- Wigan rebuffed initial £500,000 offer for Devine but deal is now likely to happen
- He was part of Wigan’s FA Youth Cup run this term and has played for their U-23s
Tottenham are set to complete the signing of Wigan youngster Alfie Devine.
Sportsmail understands Spurs hope to compete the deal to sign the 15-year-old midfielder by the end of the weekend.
Tottenham had a £500,000 deal rebuffed earlier this week but talks are back underway and a deal is likely.
Tottenham are set to sign 15-year-old Wigan midfielder Alfie Devine (bottom-left)
The 15-year old joined Wigan after being released by Liverpool and starred for them in their FA Youth Cup run this season where they beat Spurs 2-0.
His form prompted Wigan to play him in their Under-23s and he has been capped by England at Under-16 level.
Championship club Wigan need to sell to help fund players’ wages after being put into administration.
Tottenham are also hopeful of concluding a deal for Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg
Tottenham have also expressed interest in Wigan’s Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir though the latter is intent on joining Brighton.
While Devine would be an astute addition to their academy, boss Jose Mourinho is also hopeful of signing Southampton’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg but face a battle from Everton, Manchester City and Ajax.
Everton have made the first move by offering Southampton £25million for the midfielder in a bid to beat Spurs to his signature.