Tottenham out to exploit Wigan’s financial woes with double transfer raid for England kids Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir

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TOTTENHAM want to exploit Wigan’s crisis with a double swoop for England youth pair Joe Gelhardt and Jensen Weir.

Spurs have asked about the duo and the administrators running the Latics confirmed they have received an official approach for the 18-year-olds.

Striker Gelhardt is also wanted by Everton but canny Spurs want to take him to Jose Mourinho’s squad.

Tottenham scouts hope he could be groomed into the next Harry Kane.

Gelhardt has been given plenty of game time this season, making 17 senior appearances – mostly from the bench – and scoring once.

He’s also got three goals in six caps for England’s Under-18s.

Weir, son of Everton cult hero David, is also fancied by the Londoners, who want to snap up the pair cheap.

Brighton – who owe Wigan a sizeable sum if they stay up as part of the Dan Burn deal – also plan to raid troubled Wigan for Weir, where ironically, dad David is one of their scouts.

Midfielder Weir also has six caps for England U18s and made his senior debut earlier this season in the League Cup.

Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho said that the loss to Sheffield United earlier this week “destroyed” him.

He said: “There was a lot in the game, there was a possibility of shortening distances to Champions League positions, there was the possibility of being more stable for the Europa League positions fight.

“It’s something that destroys me a little bit on the inside because I think the last thing in football is when you have the feeling you could, you should do more.”

Spurs play Everton on Monday night.

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