Southend rising star Charlie Sayers has headed to Tottenham to undergo a trial, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The Premier League giants are in the driving seat to sign the defender, 17, from the Conference Premier outfit nearby.
A Spurs source has told Football Insider that Sayers, who is a lifelong Tottenham fan, is set for an extended spell at the club and is in the running for a permanent contract.
𝗦𝗔𝗬𝗘𝗥𝗦 𝗧𝗢 𝗠𝗔𝗞𝗘 𝗗𝗘𝗕𝗨𝗧 𝗔𝗚𝗘 𝗢𝗙 𝟭𝟳?! 🤯
— Simply Shrimpers (@SouthendSimply) October 1, 2021
The left-back featured for Spurs Under-18s in their Premier League Cup clash at Fulham on Saturday morning.
Sayers was named in the starting line-up and did not play for Southend later in the day in their clash at Altrincham.
It has been a meteoric rise for the young non-league player.
He only joined Southend Under-18s from school in April and had broken into their first-team squad by August when Phil Brown was still the manager.
Sayers has made six senior appearances in total for Southend in what has been a difficult season for them since their relegation from the Football League in May.
The non-league outfit have given the green light for Sayers to spend time at Spurs with a view to a transfer.
Tottenham have the chance to win the rising star over with their sales pitch and plans to integrate him into their set-up.
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
Sayers could be well placed to secure a deal as Tottenham are in the market for a young left-back.
Dennis Cirkin, 19, quit for Sunderland in August, in a deal first revealed by Football Insider, and Marcel Lavinier has been playing left-back for Spurs Under-23s even though he is naturally a right-back.