Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur among Premier League clubs chasing Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot

PUBLISHED: 15:30 19 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 19 January 2018

Ben Wilmot of Stevenage in action against Reading, in their orange shirts, in their FA Cup tie at the Lamex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Ben Wilmot of Stevenage in action against Reading, in their orange shirts, in their FA Cup tie at the Lamex (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo tgsphoto.co.uk +44 1376 553468

The 18-year-old has impressed for Boro since coming into the first-team and is drawing interest from the top flight.

Ben Wilmot. Picture: Danny Loo Ben Wilmot. Picture: Danny Loo

The Sun are reporting a tug-of-war between the Gunners and West Bromwich Albion for the Stevenage academy graduate, while the Independent report that Liverpool, Spurs and Southampton are also keen on signing Wilmot.

According to the Times, it would take an offer of £1m for Boro to part with youngster.

In an official club statement, Stevenage chairman, Phil Wallace confirmed interest in Wilmot and a number of Boro’s young stars, both from abroad and in England.

“Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley, Watford, Brighton, Bournemouth and West Brom have all registered interest and I am told there is also a top Bundesliga club that wants to speak to me,” he said.

Wilmot has made three consecutive starts for Darren Sarll’s side – including both the FA Cup third-round games against Sky Bet Championship side Reading – as he begins to establish himself in the first-team at the Lamex.

More news stories

30 minutes ago

Hitchin department store Kenmore Interiors is to hold a closing-down sale ahead of liquidation, according to a new display in its windows.

06:59

Time’s running out fast to get your entry in for next month’s Hitchin Hard Half Marathon – which is now backed by the Comet.

Yesterday, 17:57

A woman has been charged following a burglary in Stevenage Old Town – and now police are appealing for help to trace a man they believe can help with enquiries.

Yesterday, 15:03

As sports fans get ready for the World Cup next month, homeless footballers have played out their own version in Letchworth.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')