English Premier League giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be weighing up making moves for Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot during the January transfer window according to the Mail Online.

The 18-year-old Stevenage born centre-back is a product of the Hertfordshire club’s academy system and the youngster made his senior debut for Boro early last month in a goalless draw with Sky Bet League One club MK Dons in the EFL Trophy.

Since making his first team debut, Wilmot has gone on to be rewarded with two further outings and the player is expected to go on to enjoy a good career in the game.

Wilmot only signed his first professional deal at Stevenage in April but is becoming well known to many higher division clubs with around 30 scouts having watched the defender in action in a single match. It has been reported that two clubs which are keen to sign the player are English Premier League heavyweights Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Both clubs are thought to be plotting January moves for the youngster with Spurs’ good relationship with Stevenage over the past few years possibly handing the North Londoners an advantage in the race for Wilmot’s signature.

The potential sale of Wilmot could net Boro a sizeable six-figure fee with any deal likely to include a number of performance-based clauses.

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