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Tottenham in pole position to sign Thomas Waddingham

mawspurs

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Tottenham are leading a host of Premier League clubs in the battle to sign Australian wonderkid Thomas Waddingham.

Waddingham has been in red-hot form in recent weeks, scoring five goals in his last nine games as he continues to impress in his breakout season with A-League side Brisbane Roar.

Source: Football Insider
 

Danners9

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Very hard to judge whether he is good or just went through a short run of form. Brisbane are such a dull side on the field and chaotic club off it.

He might be good, but equally it might be a case of casting the net a bit wider after players like Irankunda showed there is young talent in the A-League. Not that it's a bad thing. His fee is around $5.5m so it's a worthwhile gamble for Bayern.

Brisbane are 8th out of 12 and have only won 8 of their 26 games. 5 of Waddingham's goals came in successive games but he hasn't scored in the last 5 - of which Brisbane have lost 3. Seems he has been nursing a knock though.

The Australia Cup they mention in the article is part of pre-season. They played 3 top level teams but also 2 lower league teams.
 
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WorcesterTHFC

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The ghost of John Bostock still makes me shudder when I read the words "wonder kid".
There are plenty of players who looked good or even potentially great when they were 18-20 or so, but played only a handful of times for the first team, before leaving within 2 or 3 seasons and gradually becoming names that are merely footnotes in football's history. I'm talking about football in general, not just our club.
 

rabbikeane

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Seems worth a go. Most of our young strikers need loan deals coming next season.
 

Cochise

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Honestly looks like an athletic kid with a size and speed advantage over his peers in 90% of those clips.
 

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Ok. Get him in.

I know YouTube, quality of the oppo and all that but he looks a pretty tidy player.
Shows a lot of core skills that can be built upon.
 

Johnny J

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There are plenty of players who looked good or even potentially great when they were 18-20 or so, but played only a handful of times for the first team, before leaving within 2 or 3 seasons and gradually becoming names that are merely footnotes in football's history. I'm talking about football in general, not just our club.
Yeah this could be much Adu about nothing.
 
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