Spurs want academic midfield general

TOTTENHAM are interested in Wigan's defensive midfielder Lee Cattermole. (Daily Mail) The 21-year-old eventually came through the ranks at Middlesbrough having postponed his football career in order to further his education.

TOTTENHAM are interested in Wigan's defensive midfielder Lee Cattermole. (Daily Mail)

The 21-year-old eventually came through the ranks at Middlesbrough having postponed his football career in order to further his education. He gained five 'A' grades in his first year A-Level studies.

After making 69 appearances in three years on Teeside, Cattermole signed for Wigan for �3.5m in 2008.

He has made 12 appearances for the England Under-21s.


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