Four Tottenham wonderkids looking to break into the first team and save Daniel Levy millions

The Tottenham academy players will look to continue their positive development in hope of a breakthrough into the first team in the coming seasons.

The Lilywhites have already seen the likes of Japhet Tanganga, Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks start their development at Spurs and work their way into the first team.

Many of the current development squad will look at these players and hope that they can join them in the near future, with some already making their first-team debuts.

If any of these youngsters can develop into star players, it could save the club millions over the next few years to come.

Dane Scarlett

Scarlett is a player that many Spurs fans will have high hopes for and, at just 17, he looks set for a bright future at Tottenham.

Former Spurs manager, Jose Mourinho, spoke highly of the young player just a matter of months ago.

“I know he’s still very young, just 17, and it’s probably too early for the next World Cup, but Tottenham have a striker in Dane Scarlett, who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal,” he told The Sunday Times.

The forward has already had a successful start to the season as he made the starting 11 for Tottenham’s Europa Conference League first leg game in Portugal and was on the bench for the second leg.

He also made his England U19s debut on Thursday, and scored in their 2-0 win against Italy.

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I have been impressed by what I have seen of Scarlett so far and I think being featured in some Europa Conference League and cup matches this season, paired with learning from the likes of Harry Kane, it may only be a couple of years before he becomes a regular first-team player.

Alfie Devine

Devine is another youngster showing bags of potential as he looks to develop into a quality midfielder.

At the beginning of this year, Devine made Spurs history when he not only came on for Moussa Sissoko in the 45th minute of their FA Cup third-round match against Marine, but he also scored in the game.

He was just 16 years and 163 days old when he made this senior debut, taking over the record which had been held by teammate Scarlett.

Now 17, Devine hasn’t stopped his development as he also made his debut for the England U19s on Thursday.

Despite their defeat, the youngster scored Spurs’ only goal in the U23 North London Derby last month and I was impressed with his energetic performance, showing his potential if he can continue to grow and get some more match minutes under his belt.

Michael and Matthew Craig

The Craig brothers made history in the first leg of the Europa Conference League game as the first identical twins to appear in a Tottenham first-team matchday squad.

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Neither of them came on but the Barnet-born twins have shown their growing potential and both signed their first professional contracts with the Lilywhites towards the end of last season.

Michael explained how well they can work together on the pitch: “Everyone has players who they have a natural chemistry with and when you spend a lot of your lives together, you just end up knowing what the other person wants from you on and off the pitch,” he said.

“That gives you a deeper understanding of how you can work with them to try to dominate games with the team.”



Michael Craig battling with Dele Alli during Tottenham Hotspur training session.
Michael Craig battling with Dele Alli during Tottenham Hotspur training session.

Although I haven’t seen a lot of the twins’ play, they have only had positive things said about them and I think them playing together can only help to encourage them to become the solid players they have the ability to be.

These are just some of the young stars with potential in the current academy squad and ones to keep an eye out for.

With the amount of games Spurs are set to play this season, some of the youngsters will be sure to get called up by Nuno Espirito Santo and if they continue to impress, they may break into the regular first-team squad in the next couple of years.

Source by Football London

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