Joy for Mourinho as Tottenham announce first signing ahead of new Premier League season

– Tottenham have signed England Under-16 international midfielder Alfie Devine from Wigan

– Devine was part of the Latics’ FA Youth Cup side that beat Spurs in January

– The 15-year-old becomes Jose Mourinho’s first signing ahead of the new Premier League season

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Tottenham have completed their first signing ahead of the new Premier League season after convincing England Under-16 international midfielder Alfie Devine to join them.

Devine joins from relegated Championship team Wigan Athletic who have now sold another of their player since entering administration

Recall that Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun left the club to sign a deal with Scottish giants Rangers.

Devine was part of the Wigan FA Youth Cup side that beat Tottenham on their way to the quarter-finals of the 2019-20 competition for the first time in their history.

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The former Liverpool academy player signed a long-term contract with Wigan on June 6, less than a month before they went into administration.

Alfie Devine: Tottenham complete signing of promising 15-year-old midfielder

Alfie Devine joins Tottenham from Wigan. Photo: Getty Images
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He has now been sold as the club believes the money raised will be used to help fund them through July, with further wages due at the end of the month.

Earlier, reported that Jose Mourinho has jokingly taken a swipe at his fellow countryman Bruno Fernandes who plays for Man United that he had about 20 penalties to score.

The Reds Devils set a new Premier League for the record as the team with the most penalties after being awarded their 14th of the season against Leicester City.

And Fernades stepped up to convert his sixth of the season since his £50million January move from Sporting Lisbon.

Jose Mourinho has suggested that his former employers had benefitted from a number of contentious refereeing decisions and VAR interventions.

In the 1-1 draw between Spurs and United, Mourinho claimed the penalty awarded to Paul Pogba from Eric Dier was a blunder from the referee.

The former Chelsea boss also criticised Fernandes for trying to win another spot-kick late in the game, which was ruled out after a second look from the VAR.

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