|Lavery Linked With Spurs|
Wednesday, 4th May 2011 08:59
Academy striker Caolan Lavery has become a £500,000 target of Tottenham in the wake of his goal in the 2-1 U18s defeat to the Londoners at Playford Road on Saturday, according to one of this morning's tabloids.
Lavery, who switched allegiance from Canada to Northern Ireland this season and has subsequently played for their U19s and U21s, is yet to be offered a professional deal with the Blues with his second-year academy scholarship having been extended until October after he missed three months of the season with a knee injury.
It’s highly unlikely that Spurs would have been first alerted to Lavery’s abilities by his weekend performance as claimed, with former Town coach Bryan Klug the Premier League club's assistant academy manager and head of player development.
TWTD reported last month that Leicester City were monitoring the former Canada U17 international’s situation.
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|s6blue added 09:09 - May 4|
hmmmmm smells of tabloid garbage
|s6blue added 09:15 - May 4|
hahaha well found petermorris --- it s so concrete they ve managed to write 2 lines about the proposed transfer
|ThatMuhrenCross added 09:21 - May 4|
Good player. Would like to see him get a début soon.
|HighgateBlue added 09:37 - May 4|
Almost certainly just tabloid talk, but they can have him and Wickham for £15m...
Only silly money should tempt us to flog off our future. Keane obviously disagreed when mighty Huddersfield came calling for our (then) hottest strike prospect.
|ForeverTractorBoy added 09:45 - May 4|
Spurs must really lik our kids !!! Keep your hands off !!
Looks like another one for the future.
Wickham, Carson, and now Whight & Lavery to get their chance !!
|svendust added 10:26 - May 4|
Story is more Sun garbage but regardless we should be looking to sign this guy on a professional contract before the vultures start circling.
|brian_a_mul added 10:27 - May 4|
Dont forget Murray, Smith, Brown & Eastman!
Its mad the amount of quality YA (youth academy) players coming through at the moment.
|old_and_blue added 11:29 - May 4|
Why do we neeed the £500,000? It'll only be wasted on buying in another another load of duds. We need more class players, therefore let's sell some of the ones we already have!! Wasn't that the reasoning behind the idiot Keane's decision to sell Jason Rhodes? so he could buy Priskin? If the side is short of class, shouldn't we try to retain the class ones we already have?
I hear 'Arry is ME's best mate, is he having his trousers down? Sounds like it.
|homer_123 added 11:31 - May 4|
@HighgateBlue - Keane never wanted Rhodes to leave but don't let the facts get in the way of a good troll...
|KesgraveBlue added 12:13 - May 4|
brian_a_mul............... Do you really think Eastman, Brown and Smith are our future? Smith can't even defend in the lower leagues, Eastman looks slow and cumbersome and can only hoof the ball, and Brown is totally lightweight as is Murray really. I may well have to eat my words, but seriously doubt it.
|GermanTractorBoy added 12:19 - May 4|
@KesgraveBlue: You are not alone with this evaluation.
|hollywoodginge added 12:29 - May 4|
Kesgraveblue - So smith cant defend at lower leagues hey? I assume you make this assumtion on one reported bad game. Didnt look out of place on the world stage in the world cup at all so I dont buy that he cant defend in lower leagues one bit. how about we all get behind our young players and support them instead of constantly putting them down and writing them off before time. Rant over.
|KesgraveBlue added 12:39 - May 4|
Hollywood, you have half a point there but if you watched his games in the world cup he didn't actually do anything extraordinary. His passes were all either 5 yrds or just hoofed away and was out of position most of the time. His major contribution was to concede a penalty with some very naive defending.
I actually believe we need to look at youngsters but they have to be able to cope with this division. Look at Norwich. I for one had not herd of many of their tam before the season started and look at them now. Yes, the manager helped enormously (and ours didn't) but they reminded me of our side in 2000. Great team spirit, never say die attitude and good footballing side. Can't say that about us can you?
I have been a season ticket holder for over 20 years and to see the state of our club at the moment distresses me. I actually do not know what the answer is. Hopefully PJ can sort the mess we are in.
|brian_a_mul added 16:01 - May 4|
Hey KesgraveBlue, thanks for response!
As regards Murray, I think he has a very good future ahead of him. He is light at the moment but he will bulk up over the next few years. He has the ability so fingers crossed.
Smith, Eastman were the best things since slice pan at the start of the season. I think it was tough for them being thrown in at the deep end with an organised defense under Keane. They played mostly full back positions and reguraily got fleeced by pacy wingers. Both have good potential at Centre Back maybe not at Ipswich but I do think can can make good players in the future.
|jas0999 added 19:19 - May 4|
Good player - but £500K with sell on would be a good deal.
|DiamondGezzer added 07:04 - May 5|
With the strike force we are believed to be getting in during the closed season, is the kid likely to be getting his chance next year ? Still believe he should be given a pro contract, if only to stop a repeat performance on the contract situation.
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