Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a signing! According @lilywhite_rose, a Twitter account that closely tracks Tottenham’s youth activities and the academy, Spurs have secured the permanent signing of 15-year old defensive midfielder Alfie Devine from Wigan Athletic. The fee is suggested to be just £500,000.
Devine is the first in what’s probably going to be a huge outflow of talent from Wigan. The Latics are likely to have a 12 point deduction levied upon them this season by the Football League for going into administration, after their new owners basically committed financial malfeasance. That deduction has not yet been confirmed — it is being appealed — but if it goes through it means that Wigan are very likely to be relegated to League 1 and will result in whatever talent is at the Latics to probably leave for greener pastures.