Tottenham keen on South African starlet

Morne Nel (Supersport)Tottenham are weighing up a move for Supersport United’s 17-year-old sensation Morne Nel, according to reports from talkSPORT.

The 17-year-old has emerged as one of the top talents in African football recently with a string of impressive displays.

This has alerted Spurs, who have taken the youngster on trial.

Nel appeared for a Tottenham XI in a recent friendly with Ipswich Town, where he played for over an hour.

Members of the Londoners’ hierarchy are believed to have been impressed with what they saw, and could look to draft him in on a permanent basis.

Spurs and Supersport currently have a partnership deal, which could smooth the process of a move while keeping interest from rival sides at bay.

Three of Nel’s compatriots, Denwin Farmer, Kabelo Seriba and Zama Rambuwane, were also given trials, but the young midfielder is thought to have made the biggest impression.

It is likely that the player would jump at the chance to test himself in England, which should allow Tottenham to conclude a swift deal once the transfer window opens.

With the presence of a number of established players at the club, he may struggle for first-team football in the short-term.

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