Swansea are plotting a move for Tottenham’s Tashan Oakley-Boothe, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19-year-old has played under Swans manager Steve Cooper previously, with the pair having won the U17 World Cup with England in 2017.
The youngster’s performances earned him a place on the European Golden Boy shortlist for 2017, which shows the pedigree and potential he has.
However, he has so far been unable to realise that potential at Spurs, and has been limited to just a single senior appearance for the club, which came in the EFL Cup.
Given his talent it is unlikely Spurs will want to see him depart on a permanent basis, and a loan move may work better for the Welsh club anyway given their budget cuts in recent years.
He would become Cooper’s second signing of the summer following the arrival of Jake Bidwell, and his addition would signal Cooper’s faith in youth, which was likely a key factor in his appointment.
This is a very interesting move and could prove to be a very shrewd signing from Swansea. Oakley-Boothe has shown he is a very skilful, dynamic midfielder and it is time he went on loan to a Championship club.
Swansea should be a good environment for him. They accommodate young players well and he should be granted the faith to express himself and that should lead to improvements for him on and off the field.
It is a bonus that Cooper has worked with him before. He got the best out of him at international level and Oakley-Boothe seemed to enjoy playing under him too, so he should be a success next season.