Spurs academy prospect is playing for his White Hart Lane future, loan club's manager suggests

Tottenham Hotspur's Shaquile Coulthirst was recalled from his loan spell at Southend United earlier today.

Southend United manager Phil Brown has told their official site that Shaquile Coulthirst has returned to Tottenham Hotspur to play for his future.

Spurs recalled Coulthirst from his loan deal at the League Two side earlier today, with Brown suggesting that the striker's future at his parent club was is up in the air.

Coulthirst has just a few months left on his contract at White Hart Lane and Spurs wanted to take a closer look at him before deciding whether to offer him an extension.

“It was something which was in the pipeline,” Brown said. “Spurs were going to recall him in a bid to get a contract at Tottenham or somewhere else."

Coulthirst has struggled for regular starts this season for Southend, but his talent is obvious and he appears to have a bright future whether it is spent at Spurs or not.

The 20-year-old is blessed with blistering pace and has been a threat down at League Two level this campaign, where he has scored four goals.

He has made a good start to earning a new deal at White Hart Lane, too, as he scored a brace for their under-21 side in midweek against Everton.

Spurs do not have many out and out centre-forward options available to them at under-21 level and Coulthirst may be hoping he can fill this void now that he has gone back to the north London outfit.

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