Taking a closer look at the five teenagers Tottenham Hotspur have taken on tour with them.
Tottenham Hotspur have used the summer so far to play a series of behind-closed-doors friendlies, but Mauricio Pochettino has now taken a squad to the USA for two pre-season matches, the first of which is against MLS All-Stars on Thursday.
Among the familiar names and the summer signings are five teenagers who will all be hoping to make a good impression in training and – if they are lucky – during the games, so who are the five in question and who has the best chance of shining across the pond?
Luke McGee is one of four goalkeepers to travel to America, and the 19-year-old will know he is unlikely to get any game-time given the presence of Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm as the undisputed first- and second-choice at the club.
McGee has featured 20 times for Tottenham’s under-21s and he has kept seven clean-sheets in that time.
The other young ‘keeper who travelled, Tom Glover is only 17 and, with just one appearance for Tottenham’s under-21s under his belt so far, he will be using this tour to gain vital experience and immerse himself in the first-team.
The Australian youth international has excelled for Spurs’ under-18 side and is now known as something of a master when it comes to saving penalties.
Very big things are expected of Harry Winks after the 19-year-old signed a new three-year contract to remain at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2018.
The midfielder made his senior debut last season in the Europa League and having featured regularly during the behind-closed-doors games he should get some time on the pitch in the days ahead.
One of the jewels in Tottenham’s proverbial crown, 18-year-old Josh Onomah could be set for his breakthrough campaign at White Hart Lane.
The attacking midfielder is a class act and if he continues on his current trajectory he could be playing more regularly than some of his older teammates who are also trying to make waves in Pochettino’s senior side.
This tour could be the making of the youngster, who like Winks is now very much part of first-team training.
Tottenham paid MK Dons £5million for Dele Alli last season but a loan spell means the 19-year-old is yet to make his debut for his new club.
That should change this summer and if he settles quickly expect Alli to be a regular in Tottenham’s match-day squads next season.
Alli has the talent and the reputation but Onomah may just pip him to the title of most impressive teenager on tour if Pochettino feels the latter is ready.