Tottenham Hotspur’s attempt to recruit Sonny Perkins to north London this summer has been struck a severe setback.
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According to The Secret Scout, the 18-year-old now appears set for a move to Leeds United rather than Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, despite the former West Ham United starlet being known to be a lifelong Spurs supporter and with Antonio Conte’s team thought to be one of the favourites to land the forward this summer.
Sonny Perkins is coming to Leeds shortly, according to their tweet. Leeds has made significant investments to get elite players for PL2. With such elite strikers at the club, it will be exciting to watch.
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Supporters will be furious
Given how talented Perkins has shown himself to be while playing for West Ham’s junior team, the news that Spurs now appear unlikely to recruit the England under-18 international this summer is sure to have infuriated the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium crowd.
In fact, the £1.08m-rated star scored nine goals and gave his teammates four assists in 29 games for the Under-18 Premier League. The kid has 12 goals and one assist in 21 Premier League 2 games for Mark Robson’s under-23 team last year.
The teenager, who ExWHUemployee reported was “receiving wonderful reviews,” was called up to David Moyes’ first-team squad 12 times during the 2021–2022 season as a result of this performance. Last season, the 18-year-old made his Premier League and Europa League debuts.
However, Perkins’ contract with the Hammers expired on July 1, making him a free agent. Spurs and Leeds then made moves to sign the 10-cap youth international after West Ham were unable to persuade him to sign a new contract at the London Stadium.
But if the most recent rumours are to be true, Perkins may be on the verge of moving to Elland Road this summer despite his affection for Tottenham.
Everyone connected with the north London club must have taken that as a crushing blow.