Date: 9th December 2015 at 9:45am
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Tottenham have reportedly emerged as the favourites to sign the “new Ashley Cole” in Walsall ace Rico Henry.

The Premier League outfit, who could only muster a 1-1 draw at West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday, are understood to be ahead of rivals Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United in the hunt for the highly-rated League One defender.

The 18-year-old, who was called up to the England Under-19 squad last month, has scored twice in 18 appearances in all competitions for the Saddlers so far this season.

However Henry; who won the Football League’s Young Player of the Month award back in September, only just signed a new five-year contract with Walsall in October and any potential move is likely to involve a large sum of money.

10th October 2015 - Skybet League 1 - Walsall v Burton Albion - Lucas Akins of Burton Albion wins header from Rico Henry of Walsall - Photo: Paul Roberts / Offside.

Henry (Left) pictured battling with Burton Albion’s Lucas Akins back in October.

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