Peterborough boss Grant McCann rates Tottenham target, 17-year-old (18 in a couple of days) Leo Da Silva Lopes very highly, as does his chairman Darragh MacAnthony. McCann was quoted in the Peterborough Telegraph on 14 November praising him him.
“I know people had been demanding Leo was left out of the side. “But I know what I have in Leo and that’s someone who will become a very good professional footballer.
“I thought that when I first saw him in action for my under 15 team. I told Darren Ferguson (first team manager at the time) what a talent we had and that we had to keep an eye on him.
“Leo’s temperament is among his biggest assets, but his attitude is also first class. He’s first to training in the morning because he wants to look at his video clips from the previous game and he’s often the last to leave.
“He had started to look a little tired so we gave him a rest from training for a few days and it worked out for us. Leo was outstanding against a very strong Bolton side.
chairman Darragh MacAnthony has now taken to Twitter to tell Posh supporters that the central midfielder will leave for a top four club and move on to a top European club when he goes and that they have a very good relationship with Tottenham who have been very good to them.
He reiterates that four other players are attracting a lot of interest from top clubs. Clearly there have been some informal offers as a loan until the end of the season is mentioned so perhaps we might see some activity in January.