Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring Stevenage defender, Ben Wilmot, according to the Independent. Wilmot has emerged as one of the blossoming starlets of English football of late and apart from Spurs, the likes of Liverpool and Southampton are keeping a close tab on him. Thus, it will not be a walk in the park for Tottenham to make him sign on the dotted line.
Wilmot emerged through the youth academy of his current club and made rapid progress in his development. In the ranks of Stevenage, the 18-year-old has established himself as a very bright prospect and has the potential to be a star for any Premier League side in a few years down the line. The Boro, owing to the apparent interest from various clubs, have slapped a price tag of £850,000 on his collar.
So far this season, he has been handed 3 appearances in the FA Cup, 2 starts in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and 1 game in League Two and he has been sharpening up his skills considerably. Wilmot is a resolute centre-back whose strongest suits include his dribbling skills as well as the knack to make shrewd tackles and interceptions to bail his side out of danger.
He is a modern-day defender, who would not only sit back to defend but would also gallop forward whenever the situation permits him to do so and assist his teammates in the offensive endeavours. Despite being a youngster, Wilmot has shown a great degree of courage, perseverance and dedication and no wonder his stocks are getting higher with every passing day.
Moreover, Wilmot is good in the air, has the requisite pace in his legs and reads the game well. By accumulating more experience under his belt, he should be able to cultivate more positives, such as enhancing his level of concentration and making himself more productive in the game and thus, a lot would rely upon which side he chooses as his next stage in the developmental process.
Under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino, the Lilywhites have been giving a lot of youngsters a chance to showcase their calibre and someone like Wilmot would certainly be a good addition to their youth ranks. Although it is unlikely that we will see him in Pochettino’s tactical nous this season, owing to the obvious fact that there is a lot of scope for his growth, the defender can definitely learn at the youth levels and then make a break-through in their senior side.
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