Top-flight trio track U's starlet
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cambridge United starlet Luke Guttridge is on the wanted list of a trio of Premiership clubs after a string of impressive displays at The Abbey Stadium.
Leeds United, Southampton and Tottenham have all been tracking the youngster's progress this season while Sunderland have also taken an interest.
Guttridge was watched by both Southampton and Sunderland in Saturday's 1-1 draw at home to Oxford and delivered a stylish performance in front of his suitors.
The 21-year-old midfielder's agent Richard Cody admits there are a plethora of clubs keeping tabs on his development but concedes Guttridge is in no hurry to leave the Third Division outfit.
"There are a number of clubs interested in him," Cody told skysports.com. "He's a very young lad but he's coming on in leaps and bounds.
"Southampton and Sunderland were there on Saturday while Leeds and Tottenham are also interested.
"There are no bids at this moment and they would obviously have to contact Cambridge if they want to take it further.
"He is very, very happy at Cambridge. He loves the club and the boy is not looking for a move. He is looking to do what is best for Cambridge."
Cody is also confident the gifted midfielder will have little difficulty in adjusting to the step up in grade when the time comes.
He continued: "I think with the way the boy is playing and the progress he is making, it definitely won't be long before he is playing at a higher level.
"He's got a tremendous amount of potential and while he couldn't go straight into any side, he will be able to in time."
U's manager John Taylor is not surprised by Guttridge's followers but has received no firm enquiries for the former Torquay trainee.
Taylor told the club's website: "The players are always being linked with other clubs and people are watching him because he's playing so well but no-one has contacted me about him."