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Football League World’s Swansea City fan pundit Jacob Bellayuto has backed the club in their chase for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe.
The 19-year-old was part of Steve Cooper’s England Under-17 World Cup-winning side and he is now keen to organise a reunion at the Liberty during the 2019/20 campaign, according to the MailOnline.
“I think this signing would be a good one,” the regular punter told Football League World.
“But it would be more for depth and versatility in the midfield than anything else.
“With the likes of [Matt] Grimes, [Jay] Fulton, [Bersant] Celina, [George] Byers, and more in the midfield, I think Oakley-Boothe might find it difficult to nail down a starting job.
“That being said, he is a young player full of potential who has played with Cooper for the English youth team, so I believe he will be a useful addition to the team. The fact that this would be a loan deal is also nice given the club’s financial situation.”
His arrival would signal Cooper’s second signing of the summer, following left-back Jake Bidwell’s arrival on a free transfer, although they will have to see off competition from Huddersfield Town, Stoke City and Leeds United.
Oakley-Boothe made 30 appearances for Spurs’ reserve side last season but has yet to be given a shot in Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team with a loan move looking very likely.
So, if he were to arrive in South-Wales, which of the Swans’ current players would be most worried about their first-team chances?
“Now, I don’t think any of the midfielders mentioned above should be worrying about his arrival.
“Someone who probably has the most to lose with this move is Yan Dhanda.
“Dhanda is going to be seeing more playing time this season as a sub, and the addition of Oakley-Boothe will most likely cut into those opportunities rather than a regular first team spot.”