Wigan Athletic have set a £1 million asking price for reported Tottenham target Kyle Joseph, as per the Athletic.

They report that the Latics view Joseph to be as good as Joe Gelhardt, who joined Leeds for that fee during the summer.

They claim that reports Spurs bid £150,000 for Joseph in the summer are wide of the mark.

Apparently the most serious interest at that point came from Sheffield United, but the Mirror reported this week that there are now a host of clubs keen now.

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Aside from the Blades and Spurs, Celtic and Rangers are also both thought to be interested in Scotsman Joseph.

Wigan remain in dire financial straits but they are apparently not willing to sell him on the cheap when his goals could keep them in League 1.

 

Joseph has four goals in 13 appearances this season, which isn’t a bad return for a teenager in a struggling side.

He clearly has potential and even the £1 million asking price shouldn’t put Spurs off if they really want the player.

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With young strikers such as Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett, who scored five goals yesterday, already in the ranks, it remains to be seen if Spurs press the button on Joseph.

But Spurs seemingly know what they’d need to pay to land the promising teenager.

Given how quiet the transfer window has been so far, a swoop for Joseph may end up being the extent of their business.

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