Jon Dahl Tomasson says nothing has been finalised between Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur over a deal for Ash Phillips.

The Premier League side have a long-standing interest in the highly-rated youngster, who made 14 appearances last season.

Earlier this week, The Lancashire Telegraph confirmed the reports that Phillips was scheduled for a medical at Spurs.

Tomasson believes the defender is destined for big things but says an agreement between the clubs has not been reached at this stage.

“Ash is of course a great player, a young boy,” he said. “I gave him his first start last season and we were extremely pleased with his development.

“He is a player who is going to have a great future for English football.

“At the moment, there is not an agreement with the clubs. There are negotiations in that way and we will see what happens.”

Phillips has enjoyed a remarkable rise over the past 18 months, initially making his Under-21 debut as a 16-year-old and then stepping up to the first team picture within a year.

The 6’4 defender has also been capped by England between Under-17 and Under-19 levels, as well as being named on standby for the Under-20 World Cup.

He signed his first professional contract at Rovers last September, although FIFA rules dictate that any player under the age of 18 can only sign a deal up to three years.

Phillips was named EFL apprentice of the year in the Championship last season, seeing off competition from Jamie Knight-Lebel and Emre Tezgel. He followed in the footsteps of previous winners including Ben Brereton and Jude Bellingham.

Tottenham were initially credited with an interest in the youngster last August prior to his contract extension.

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