An insider at Tottenham Hotspur has now dropped some insight on their new signing Charlie Sayers.
The Lowdown: Sayers signs
As confirmed on Tuesday afternoon on the official website of the Spurs faithful, Sayers has now joined the Academy from Southend United on a scholarship programme.
He had played in six matches for Southend in the National League earlier this season, before making his debut for THFC’s U18s (Transfermarkt).
The Latest: Wenham on Sayers
Speaking to Football Insider, Wenham has now given some insight into Sayers, and claims that he could be promoted to the U23s soon:
“I knew he was going to sign as soon as he captained the Under 18s last week.
“We wouldn’t have given him the armband if he was still on trial.
“From what I understand he’s already trained with the Under 23s as well.
“Everything else I have heard about him is really exciting. He’s already played for Southend’s senior side.
“He can carry that experience into the Under 18s and he will be looking at a space in the Under 23s too.
“Dennis Cirkin left and joined Sunderland in the summer and we haven’t replaced him.
“So, is there a chance for him to go even further straight away? I wouldn’t rule it out.
“This is a really exciting move and I can’t wait to follow Sayers’ development.”
The Verdict: Bright future
The fact that he is only 17 years of age and could be promoted to the U23s already suggests that Sayers has a bright future on his hands.
Having already played senior football with Southend, he would have learned a lot from his experience, and playing in those physical games will only speed up his development.
Should Tottenham promote Sayers?
If the Englishman can now impress with the U23s as well as the U18s, he should certainly catch the eye of Antonio Conte, who could use some cover for Sergio Reguilon at left-back, given that Ben Davies has been playing as a central defender in his new system.
Nonetheless, Sayers is a player that you can see coming through the Academy and into the senior squad at a later date.
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