It comes as no surprise that just about every major English club would be interested in signing striker Connor Wickham after the 17-year-old netted the title-winning goal against Spain in last summer's UEFA European Under-17 Championships. What may be somewhat surprising, however, is that Spurs are considered the favorite to land the 6-foot-3 rising star, despite the fact that he has grown up a Liverpool supporter and the club is clearly interested.
Damien Comolli was on hand to watch Wichham play for Ipswich against Hull this past Saturday, but he wasn't the only interested observer, as Harry Redknapp sent his top scouts to Portman Road as well.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are, of course, also monitoring the situation, though The People reports that Wickham is likely to sign with Spurs for upwards of £10 million, and Daily Mail has quoted the potential fee in the £12million range.
Sunderland was the first club to come to Ipswich with a cash offer, but their bid of just £5 million was dismissed immediately.
In truth, while Wickham is a Liverpool supporter, signing a young center forward may not be the top priority at Anfield, with Andy Carroll in the picture. Spurs, on the other hand, are in desperate need of striking talent, meaning that Redknapp may be willing to go the furthest to acquire Wickham's services.
Wickham, however, may not be expected to make an immediate impact, as it is also rumored that if he were to sign with Spurs, he would be kept at Portman Road on loan next season.