Spurs check on Tonge
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old midfielder is fast becoming one of the most sort after properties in the First Division and a host of clubs are said to be watching.
Liverpool were strongly linked with a move for the England Under-20 star, but a number of other Premiership sides, including Tottenham are keeping a close eye on him.
Hughton watched Tonge as Sheffield United came from behind to beat Brighton 4-2 at The Withdean Stadium.
Tonge himself created the second when his strong run set up the chance for Carl Asaba.
The Manchester-born starlet, who was released by Man Utd as a trainee, has already spoken of his eagerness to move to The Premiership.
Tottenham have one of the best records in the Premiership of buying lower-league talent and nurturing them to produce first team players - with the likes Anthony Gardener, Simon Davies and Matthew Etherington all making the grade at White Hart Lane after being earlier lured from lower down the footballing ladder.