Speaking to Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur ‘insider’ and club source John Wenham has made a claim involving in-form youngster Dilan Markanday.
The Lowdown: Markanday shining…
Over 2021/22, it’s safe to say that the 20-year-old forward has been in sublime form for Tottenham’s Under-23s.
Who do Spurs need to let go in January?
Indeed, Markanday has been a constant threat for Wayne Burnett’s side this season, notching an incredible 10 goals and two assists in 10 Premier League 2 outings (Transfermarkt).
This academy run prompted Spurs to give him his first senior nod recently, with the player debuting against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League in late October.
Sharing what he knows, Wenham has now made a claim on the starlet’s situation as things stand.
The Latest: Exit talks ‘ongoing’…
As per the insider, speaking to Football Insider, Spurs want to extend Markanday’s deal before potentially sending him out on loan in January, with those talks apparently ‘ongoing’ behind the scenes.
“There will certainly be loan enquiries in January,” Wenham explained.
“Actually, I’m told those talks are ongoing. Tottenham just want to extend that contract before he goes.
“I think if he doesn’t play between now and January, he will 100% leave in January.
“I’m certain League One clubs will already be asking about taking him on loan in January. That would be great for his development. I just want him to be playing.
“I would rather that was in the leagues instead of just in our Under 23 setup. He’s at that stage where he needs proper competitive football on a regular basis.”
The Verdict: Next stage…,
Like Wenham, we believe that a potential loan to England’s third tier could be just what Markanday needs in the next stage of his development as a Spurs player.
Having already dazzled at academy level, as evident by his rip-roaring form, the 20-year-old could now do with more senior experience whilst trying to replicate his fellow N17 graduates.
Troy Parrott has been shining on a temporary spell at MK Dons so far this season (90min), while defender J’Neil Bennett has been a regular at Crewe, starting nine League one matches while getting on the scoresheet and providing one assist (Transfermarkt).
If Markanday can go out on loan and replicate the young duo’s performances, Tottenham could be about to nurture yet another promising talent.
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