Tottenham news: Thorpe passes Hoffenheim medical exam
Elliot Thorpe underwent a medical examination at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim after leaving Tottenham, Football initiate can exclusively reveal.
The midfielder, 20, left Spurs when his contract expired late last month.
A recruiting source said Football initiate that Hoffenheim won the race to sign Thorpe after following him closely for the past 12 months.
He has yet to agree on personal terms with the German club, but the parties involved expect them to be finalized.
The box-to-box midfielder was well regarded at Tottenham and looked close to a first-team breakthrough under former manager Jose Mourinho.
But he rejected a new contract from the London giants, as revealed Football initiate May 28, to join a club where the course in the first team is clear.
It’s a major blow for Hoffenheim, who pushed rival interests of Leicester City and Brentford back to Thorpe.
The rising star was called up by the Wales Under-21s last month after making a strong impression for the Spurs Under-23s, including scoring two goals in a game against Liverpool a few months ago .
He spent two seasons with Tottenham’s Under-18s, where he made 13 appearances, before moving on to the Under-23.
Thorpe’s talent is well known to former Spurs interim manager Ryan Mason, who coached the youth side before his promotion following Mourinho’s exit.
His departure is the latest in a long line of British talent who are heading to the Bundesliga to accelerate their careers.
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