The England Under-21 international turned down a move to Cardiff in pre-season because he wanted to stay in the north-west with this family.

However Spurs are hopeful of completing a deal which could see the 21-year-old loaned back to the Tangerines for the season.

The north Londoners have already spent £107million on seven players – Erik Lamela Roberto Soldado Paulinho Christian Eriksen Etienne Capoue Vlad Chiriches and Nacer Chadli – safe in the knowledge that Gareth Bale’s switch to Real Madrid will be completed for the end of the transfer window.