Tottenham Hotspur: Callum Flatman describes why he selected Hearts over Spurs summer move
House Premier League Tottenham Hotspur: Callum Flatman explains why he chose Hearts over Spurs summertime relocation By Emilio Galantini Posted on October 24, 2020
Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News, promising talent Callum Flatman has described why he decided to stay at Hearts over a summer season switch to Tottenham and Hotspur Method, in spite of his household ‘rooting’ for a relocation down south.
Flatman, who recently finished from the Jambos’ Riccarton youth setup, opted for a week’s trial at Spurs to check out the supposed lofty heights of a Premier League academy, remaining in north London for a quick period.
Why Flatman rejected Spurs
The 16-year-old, who opened up to the Edinburgh Night News over his time invested across the border, has now revealed that he had the opportunity to join the Lilywhites once his trial ended, however chose to stay at Tynecastle as a likelier path to acquiring first string football.
Certainly, as described by Flatman, he signed his very first professional contract with Hearts and has currently included for the reserves, a task which might have taken years in the Tottenham setup. At an English club, for circumstances, gamers can not sign a correct offer up until turning 18, with a scholarship needed initially before going on to play for the under-23s in a bid to rise.
That is a lengthy procedure given the size of that specific age group, and Flatman could have been waiting a long time for any possibility of making Jose Mourinho’s first string. Although his household were ‘rooting’ for a larger club, they ultimately realised his interests might be finest served at the Jambos, particularly given that he is now a professional player.
Transfer Pub take
An up-and-coming starlet, it remains to be seen whether losing out on Flatman will be a huge future blow for Spurs and Mourinho in years to come.
Nonetheless, taking into consideration the variety of precocious graduates coming through at Enfield, the future certainly looks bright for Tottenham in that regard.
In other news, Tottenham look set to offload this 2020 signing after a ‘tough’ time. Let us understand what you think in the comments section below …
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