Deal on: Arsenal battle Tottenham to sign Ben Wilmot

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Arsenal and Tottenham are reportedly locked in a transfer battle in pursuit of highly-rated Stevenage youngster Ben Wilmot.

According to The Sun, Arsenal and Tottenham are both chasing the signature of Stevenage starlet Ben Wilmot. The highly-rated youngster is on the radar of both the London outfits, who are looking to bring the player over to the Premier League in the summer transfer window.

Ben Wilmot has set League Two alight with his matured presence at the back for Stevenage, uncharacteristic for a player who is just 18 years of age. The centre-back has been a rock in defence in the 5 League Two starts he has been afforded, garnering 8 appearances in total so far this season.

Suffice to say, this impressive start to his senior career at Stevenage has seen him attract the big clubs, with Arsenal and Tottenham interested in the player. Tottenham, along with Liverpool, have been linked with the young prospect earlier as well.

In fact, Spurs have a healthy relationship with Stevenage, having loaned Luke Amos to the League Two outfit. Tottenham have become one of the premier homes for enterprising young talents and 18-year-old Ben Wilmot could be the next one to build his career under the tutelage of Mauricio Pochettino.

Arsenal on the other hand, was a club known for bringing through young talents. But, of late, there has been little to show in terms of academy graduates becoming a full-time first-team member, with the likes of Serge Gnabry and Chris Willock leaving in search of game time.

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