Tottenham set to sign Leeds United starlet Archie Gray

Tottenham Hotspur are set to sign Leeds United starlet Archie Gray, according to Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs have reportedly agreed a deal worth around £40 million with Leeds that will see Gray move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the coming days.

The agreement will also see Tottenham centre-back Joe Rodon join the Yorkshire outfit on a permanent transfer, albeit in a separate transaction worth around £10m.

Tottenham pounced on the opportunity to sign Gray after his proposed move to Brentford collapsed due to differences in payment structure between the two clubs.

That debacle paved the way for Spurs to join the race for Gray, who is now set to sign a long-term contract with the north Londoners.

The 18-year-old will join Tottenham on a six-year-contract and is expected to link up with Ange Postecoglou’s squad this month for pre-season preparations.

Gray will become Tottenham’s third signing of the summer transfer window thus far, following the arrival of Swedish talent Lucas Bergvall and the return of Timo Werner on another season-long loan.

Tottenham have a gem on their hands

Gray only joined the Leeds first team at the start of last season after coming up through the club’s youth ranks, but he wasted no time displaying his talent and establishing himself as a regular.

While he’s a natural central midfielder, the teenager was often deployed at right-back last season. He created two big chances and averaged 2.1 tackles and 4.3 ball recoveries per match, winning 55% of his duels.

Gray dazzled in the middle of the park when Leeds faced Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round at Stamford Bridge despite being only 17 at the time.

The teenager is one of England’s most exciting prospects. He’s a technical midfielder who never shies away from a tackle, boasting immense passing ability and an exceptionally high ceiling.

Tottenham undoubtedly have a gem on their hands, and it’ll be interesting to see how he handles the step up to a top team in the Premier League.

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