Many areas of the press are linking Spurs with a January bid for Derby’s teenage sensation Will Hughes this morning. The player isn’t 18 until April but is already considered as one of the best players outside of the Premiership – but is he really good enough to command a £10m transfer fee?
Hughes made his debut for Derby in 2011 and in 227 league appearances for the East Midlands club, has scored twice. A measure of his promise came last month when Hughes won his first cap at under 21 level – coming on as a substitute for England in the friendly with Northern Ireland.
Andre Villas-Boas continues to claim that Spurs will not be active in the window but a move for a young player might be in prospect in the same way that we developed Aaron Lennon and Tom Huddlestone’s career.
The only thing that may not add up is the fee – £10m although that is believed to consist of £6m plus add-ons. As good as Hughes may be can he really justify that price at just 17?