Tottenham plan move for Clayton

Harry Redknapp is considering the possibility of making a bid for Crewe Alexandra’s Max Clayton, the Daily Mail has revealed, after the Spurs manager sent scouts to watch the 17-year-old make star in his first competitive appearance at senior level on Wednesday night.

As well as impressing with his all round play, Clayton – who has started his career as a striker – scored the only goal as Crewe beat Macclesfield 1-0 in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy. Indeed the game is believed to have been attended by scouts from 17 different Premier League clubs, as Crewe boss Dario Gardi fielded an a youthful line-up consisting of six teenagers, which included Clayton who is thought to be on the radar of Spurs.

The young striker represented England at the recent U-17 World Cup in Mexico and was the subject of what Gradi described as an illegal approach made by Liverpool at the end of July, a situation Spurs will hope to avoid if they make a move for the player.

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