Writing for football.london, reliable Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has lifted the lid on a promising off-field development.
The Lowdown: Tottenham making moves off the field…
Spurs have been making plenty of moves off the field over these last few weeks, starting with the appointment of new managing director Fabio Paratici.
Meanwhile, it has also been reported that Tottenham are also close to finally sealing a deal for their stadium naming rights in what could be a big financial boost (The Daily Mail).
The Latest: Spurs set for another appointment?
As per Gold, writing on his social media, Spurs are set to appoint a new ‘head of emerging talent’ in Chris Perkins and are about to poach the club chief from Premier League rivals Everton.
“Understand Spurs are set to appoint a new ‘head of emerging talent’ in Chris Perkins, who is at Everton and was at Derby before that,” the journalist said on Twitter.
Currently on gardening leave until he leaves Goodison Park, Perkins will join up with Paratici and be tasked with bringing the best and brightest young talents between 17 and 21 to north London (football.london).
The Verdict: Boost for Tottenham…
Perkins has quite the reputation for scouting potential future stars as evident by his time at Derby County, where he oversaw a high percentage of first team players coming through the academy into their first team.
Spurs already have many promising youngsters coming through the ranks with high expectations, with Dane Scarlett and Nile John the latest to come through their ranks and dazzle on-lookers.
The arrival of Perkins only further reinforces Tottenham’s chances of producing even more starlets over the next few seasons in north London in what could be a real off-field boost.
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