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Tottenham join race for Blackburn's Adam Wharton

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Tottenham Hotspur have been keeping a close eye on the development of Blackburn Rovers midfielder Adam Wharton this season, sources have confirmed to 90min.

The 19-year-old has established himself as a key part of Jon Dahl Tomasson's Blackburn side since making his breakthrough into the first-team last season, making 39 appearances across the 2022/23 and 2023/24 campaigns thus far.

Wharton notably played the full 90 minutes of Blackburn's 2-0 defeat to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup last month, during which Rovers were comPetitive against a near full-strength Blues side.

He is now seen as one of the Championship's best young players, and his performances have not gone unnoticed by clubs in the top tier.


Kieran Dewsbury-Hall, Adam Wharton
Wharton has shone this season / Jan Kruger/GettyImages
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90min understands that Tottenham have been closely and intently watching Wharton's recent displays, though they are not the only team interested - Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, Liverpool, Manchester United and Newcastle United are all long-term admirers of the teenager.

Tottenham are on good terms with Blackburn having signed Wharton's former teammate Ashley Phillips from the Lancashire side during the summer transfer window. The 18-year-old centre-back has not yet played a senior match for Spurs, but has impressed at Under-21 level and has appeared in several of Ange Postecoglou's matchday squads.

Phillips was also expected to be given a chance to prove his worth in the first-team amid Tottenham's injury and suspension crisis before picking up an ankle injury on duty with England U19s this month.

Tottenham have made a conscious effort to recruit younger players of late. In addition to Phillips, they also secured the signing of 20-year-old Argentina youth international Alejo Veliz during summer, while an agreement is in place to bring in 16-year-old Luka Vuskovic from Hajduk Split once he turns 18.


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