Tottenham Hotspur Targets Adam Wharton as Conor Gallagher Alternative
During the January transfer window, Spurs were among the busiest teams, offloading several players and bringing in two big reinforcements in their place.
While winger Timo Werner was signed on a loan from RB Leipzig until the end of the season, defenseman Radu Dragusin moved from Genoa to the team permanently.
The club’s recent activity will no doubt please Ange Postecoglou, but he still has room to add a central midfielder to his roster.
Conor Gallagher of Chelsea has been strongly linked to the North Londoners at a time when the Blues are willing to cash in on a player who has established himself as a vital member of the team under Mauricio Pochettino.
Even while there is a chance that things will change later in 2024, Gallagher now has no desire to leave Stamford Bridge, effectively pushing Spurs to go elsewhere.
Football.london reports that Wharton’s name has recently come up among Spurs executives.
The 19-year-old was said to be heading to Manchester United last year, but the Red Devils appeared to be changing their course in the market as a result of Sir Jim Ratcliffe acquiring a 25% stake.
But by staying at Ewood Park, Wharton has been able to continue improving as a football player. In 2023–24, he made 25 starts and 4 substitution appearances across all competitions.
His most recent strike during Saturday afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town was the latest of his two goals and three assists.
Wharton signed a contract extension with Blackburn just last month, tying him to the team through the end of 2027–2028.
However, given Blackburn’s current struggles in the Championship and their preference to avoid a relegation war over a promotion bid, offers close to £10 million might be taken into consideration.
The England Under-20 international is reportedly admired by Newcastle United as well, even though they aren’t in a position to sign him long-term right now.