Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham are eyeing up a move for Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot.
The 18-year-old has impressed since breaking into the senior squad at the League Two side this season, with the Daily Mail reporting that around 30 scouts were in attendance at Stevenage’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Brighton U-23’s at the start of November.
Wilmot was on the bench against Coventry City on Tuesday night, and it appears only a matter of time before the teenager nails down a starting role at Broadhall Way.
Having turned 18 just this month, Wilmot is a player with an extremely bright future, and Stevenage will demand suitable compensation should interest heighten, with the youngster having only signed his first professional deal with the club in January.
Stevenage boss Darren Sarll recently praised Wilmot for his attitude, proclaiming that the youngster ‘plays like a 30-year-old’.
Wilmot is obviously a talented young player, but his ability cannot be confirmed until he begins to appear regularly in League Two.
A couple of Checkatrade Trophy ties is not enough to label the teenager as the ‘next big thing’, but according to thatsagoal.com football predictions, top-flight clubs are clearly aware of the player’s potential.
Stevenage should keep hold of Wilmot until at least the summer, but if he impresses during the second half of the season, clubs may swoop to secure his signature.
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