Liverpool, Tottenham send scouts to track young defender

Date published: Thursday 23rd November 2017 9:21

Liverpool and Tottenham are among the Premier League clubs keeping track of Stevenage’s 18-year-old defender Ben Wilmot, according to reports.

It is reported that around 30 scouts attended Stevenage’s Checkatrade Trophy tie with Brighton’s Under -21s two weeks ago, when Wilmot played the full 90 minutes.

The centre-half, who only celebrated his 18th birthday this month, was on the sub’s bench for Tuesday night’s League Two clash with Coventry.

Stevenage boss Darren Sarll has previously praised Wilmot for having an old head on young shoulders, admitting: “He plays like a 30-year-old, he’s got a wonderful, mature outlook on the game.”

Wilmot penned his first pro deal with the club in April and despite not yet playing a league game for Stevenage this season he has still managed to impressed a number of the Premier League’s top scouts with his superb displays in the Football League Trophy.

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