Tottenham favourites to sign Nottingham Forest starlet Ben Brereton after Arsenal display

Tottenham favourites to sign Nottingham Forest starlet Ben Brereton after Arsenal display

Tottenham Hotspur are red hot favourites for a January swoop including Nottingham Forest’s Ben Brereton following his outstanding display against the Gunners.

18 year-old Brereton put in a swashbuckling display that defied his years, with Nottingham Forest beating holders Arsenal in the biggest shock of the FA Cup Third Round.

The young forward has so far played second fiddle to Daryl Murphy this season and has often been deployed on the wing. With Murphy injured though, Brereton snatched his chance in the starring role leading Forest’s attack against the Premier League giants.

His man of the match display has been followed by renewed interest in where the future may lie for one of Forest’s brightest talents.

While likely to remain at the City Ground for the time being, Spurs are leading the way to secure his signature, with odds of 12/1 to make the move to the New Wembley this January. With Pochettino’s record of developing young talent from the lower leagues, joining Spurs would, on paper, look like a very good move.

A total of 55% of bets on the youngster’s next club have been put on the North London club, despite attracting attention from Liverpool’s scouting team.

There is a whole host of Premier League clubs interested, with Everton (20/1), Stoke (20/1), Man Utd (28/1), Liverpool (33/1), Arsenal (33/1) and Chelsea (33/1) all in the running for his signature.

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “One way to excite Tottenham supporters is certainly by performing against Arsenal, and young Ben Brereton managed that and more in the FA Cup.

“Playing an integral role in overturning last year’s winners, the youngster put his name in the frame for a move to a Premier League side.

“We’ve seen a plethora of action on Brereton’s next club, with Tottenham leading the charge with 55% of all bets on him joining Spurs in the January transfer window.”