Could Tottenham Hotspur give the talented 18-year-old a chance this season?
Now the summer transfer window has closed, Tottenham Hotspur fans know exactly who will be representing their club until at least January and the ins and outs suggest there could soon be a new kid on the block impressing for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Shayon Harrison may only be 18, but the centre forward is a real talent as his form last season proved and with Shaq Coulthirst leaving White Hart Lane on loan – initially until 1 November – his younger teammate may well be called upon in the cup competitions and potentially even the league if injuries and suspensions take their toll.
For now Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be relying on Harry Kane, Clinton N’Jie and Heung-Min Son to score the goals for his first-team, but with so many matches this season – including the Europa League and both domestic competitions – Harrison could soon make his senior debut.
Last season Harrison made headlines time and again, including scoring a hat-trick for Tottenham’s under-18s against their Arsenal counterparts, and he quickly followed that up with a four-goal haul in one match against Chelsea’s youngsters.
That week saw Harrison score six goals in seven days as he netted a brace in the FA Youth Cup and this summer he continued where he left off, scoring a hat-trick for Spurs’ under-21s in a pre-season tournament.
In short, Harrison knows where the goal is and with Coulthirst currently at Wigan Athletic and few out-and-out forwards on the books at Tottenham right now, there is a strong chance Pochettino will call on him at some point.
And if Harrison seizes that chance, it could be the start of something brilliant for both the teenager and the club lucky enough to have him.