Having been left frustrated in the transfer market, and weighed down with the financial burden of a new stadium, it seems the only realistic option for Spurs to bring in new talent is to extract from their development system.
The North London club have become synonymous with fielding a strong, but largely unchanged, squad – with players like Mousa Dembele, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen, Kieran Trippier, Ben Davies, and Hugo Lloris, forming the core. A lack of European trophies and domestic success, combined with a prudent approach to the transfer market, however, may prove to be detrimental to keeping some of the finest talents.
Here are some of the players we believe will be called up to the senior squad in the coming years.
A look to the future
A new contract would suggest that Harry Kane has no intention of moving on anytime soon; however, the allure of a new challenge away from the club may prove to be too much in years to come, which means Spurs have a very large void to fill. Up step Kazaiah Sterling, a serious talent who has been knocking at the door of the first team in recent times. Known for his ability to dominate up the middle of the pitch, or on the wing, this forward has made a name for himself through his instinctive style of play, physicality and speed.
Japhet Tangana is the next choice, as one of Tottenham’s most impressive defenders in the youth setup. The 19-year-old centre-back has represented England at various levels, added a medal to his cabinet when winning the Toulon Tournament with the u20s, in 2017. Tangana is recognised for being a physical presence in the back line, and possesses serious aerial ability in the opponent’s box, with goals in victories against Real Madrid and Apoel Nicosia in the UEFA Youth League.
Compared to Lionel Messi by Pochettino, Marcus Edwards is clearly a player of some ability. Boasting all the qualities of the Argentine wizard, Edwards has been known to occupy the forward positions and make life incredibly difficult for defenders with his a low centre of gravity and extremely quick feet. However, like many other English talents, the 19-year old has been forced to ply his trade abroad, on a loan-spell at Dutch Club, S.B.V. Excelsior, in an attempt to fulfil his potential and break through into Spurs’ first team. The young Englishmen clearly has the ability to go all the way, and has been touted to do so for some time, so don’t be surprised to see his name on the back page at some point in the near future.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!