Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider’/club source John Wenham has made an exciting physical transformation claim involving youngster Dilan Markanday.
The Lowdown: Markanday shines at N17…
The 20-year-old, who is yet to make his senior debut for Spurs, has been dazzling behind the scenes at Hotspur Way.
Scoring six goals and setting up two more in just six Premier League 2 starts so far this season for Tottenham’s under-23s, Markanday has been turning on the style since putting pen to paper on fresh terms in January. He signed a new deal keeping him at Spurs until 2022 and it’s safe to say that he has repaid that faith.
Wenham has now made an exciting claim on how the youngster has beefed up in an effort to improve his game.
The Latest: Wenham makes exciting Markanday claim…
As per the club insider, Markanday ‘put on a lot of muscle’ over the summer and has ‘developed’ as a centre-forward- becoming a ‘powerful unit’ in the process.
“Over the summer he put on a lot of muscle, some players lose a bit of something when that happens,” Wenham explained to Football Insider.
“But Markanday has kept his low centre of gravity and his quick feet. He is a powerful unit. He’s now developed as a centre forward.
“We have loaned out players like Troy Parrott so there was a gap for a new striker in the Under 23s.
“He has scored some spectacular goals this season and picked up some really good numbers.
“He’s constantly delivering goals and assists. He trains with the first team a fair bit and I really want to see him given an opportunity.
“He has a big future here.”
The Verdict: Exciting times at Tottenham’s academy…
Amid the bigger academy names like Oliver Skipp and Dane Scarlett, the 20-year-old winger is certainly impressing with his numbers, and a physical transformation will only add to his reputation.
If Markanday continues improving all aspects of his game and delivering the goods, it is surely only a matter of time before he is rewarded with another new deal and a first team debut under Nuno Espirito Santo.
In other news: Spurs re-join race to sign ‘world class’ 171-goal striker who Pochettino wanted in 2016, find out more here.
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