Could Tottenham Hotspur fans be about to see the emergence of four of their teenage talents?
According to a recent report from the Telegraph, Totteham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is planning to promote four of the club’s teenagers to first-team duties next season, with the quartet training with the senior side and taking part in cup matches.
Of the four, only Winks and Onomah have made their senior debuts for the club – in the Europa League and the FA Cup respectively – but it is Carter-Vickers who could have the biggest impact given how he has performed both for Spurs’ under-21s and the USA’s under-20 side to date.
But what of the other talented youngsters on the books at Tottenham, the likes of Dele Alli, Milos Veljkovic and DeAndre Yedlin; will they feature or instead be sent out on loan?
It remains to be seen but the prospect of that quartet getting game-time ahead of some of their more senior teammates worried some Tottenham fans and excited others.
Below you can find a selection of comments posted on HITC yesterday about the topic:
Nathan said: ‘Please let this be true :) It would be nice if Kyle Walker-Peters could get a few chances next season too.’
George said: ‘All I read are transfer rumours but when are we going to finally buy the two or three big guns we need to compete for top four positions. Personally I do not care whether these teenagers play in the first team next season or not.’
Elvico said: ‘So we promote 4 teenagers but let American international Yedlin go out on loan?’
Bob said: ‘Yes because the four youngsters would hugely benefit from being part of the first team squad in order to learn from the other players and could well gain experience in the Europa league and cups; whereas Yedlin who is three or so years older needs a season of regular Premier League or high-end Championship football so that he can learn the English game and develop as a player. It is fairly common for players to be brought into the first team for a season or so before being sent out on loan.’
Yido1992NL said: ‘Rather see Veljkovic, Dele Alli and Pritchard play in the first team over all these but be good to see more of are youngsters come through; got a lot of young talent and don't want to see them go to waste. I think Fredericks should get a bit of a chance too but cannot play them all.’