The Lowdown: Spurs starlets shining…
In recent seasons, Spurs’ academy has been among chairman Daniel Levy’s crown jewels as the club consistently produce an array of top talents.
Following on from obvious names, star striker Harry Kane for instance, exciting young players like midfielder Oliver Skipp and forward Dane Scarlett (on loan at Portsmouth) have also been turning heads.
Striker Jamie Donley and midfield gem Alfie Devine are others who are impressing behind-the-scenes in north London but Conte, tasked with maintaining Tottenham’s place in the Premier League top four, must predominantly select senior players for their quality and experience.
However, that isn’t to say the Italian isn’t taking note of these rising stars, with Inter Milan’s former boss now praising unseen starlet Matar Sarr.
The Latest: Conte praises Matar Sarr…
Speaking to the media ahead of their clash with Everton this afternoon, Conte claims the Senegalese prodigy is ‘really important’ alongside Harvey White.
He explained (via football.london):
“I have great respect for all my players and I think this respect, they feel this respect because in every training session my attention is the same for every single player, for Harry Kane but also if the player is [Harvey] White or Pape Sarr. We are talking about two really important prospects.”
The Verdict: Exciting…
The 20-year-old international is still yet to feature for Spurs’ first team. but going by Conte’s latest message, it may not be long before we see him in the top flight.
Sarr has already amassed quite the reputation with reporter Jack Pitt-Brooke of The Athletic calling him ‘one of the most exciting young midfielders in Europe’ (Twitter).
The youngster could end up costing Spurs £25.5 million and there is a reason transfer chief Fabio Paratici made that significant investment to bring him to Hotspur Way in 2021.
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