Tottenham possess the youngest squad in the Premier League

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The North Londoners are just younger than Liverpool who are in second place for possessing a youthful group of players.

According to information provided by Transfermarkt, Tottenham Hotspur are the youngest squad in the Premier League. Coming after a summer where four of the club's five signings were 24 years old or under (with the odd one out being just 26) and older players such as Brad Friedel, Younes Kaboul, Aaron Lennon and Roberto Soldado leaving, it is perhaps no surprise to see Spurs as the most junior group of players around.

No other squad in the division has as low an average age as the North Londoners according to Transfermarkt, who give the squad an average of 24.8 years among the players they have registered on their first team books. Liverpool are the second "youngest" squad at 25.1, followed by Manchester United and then Newcastle United. On the flip side are Leicester City with an average age of 28.7 years, the division's highest, and then West Brom and Manchester City.

Bringing in the likes of Dele Alli alongside current first-team youngsters such as Harry Kane and Eric Dier has dropped the club's average even further despite the likes of the Liverpool also recruiting young players this summer.

Tottenham's average age would be even lower were Emmanuel Adebayor not still registered as a Spurs player. Despite not being involved in Mauricio Pochettino's first team, and not having a squad number, he is the oldest outfield player at the club at 31-years-old, with just Michel Vorm older than the Togolese striker.

Pochettino's preference for young players is admirable, but could be a problem later in the season if those that have huge promise suffer a dip in form in the early days of their Premier League career.

Another characteristic of the Spurs squad is that it is one of the most homegrown teams in the English top flight, with just fifteen non-English players registered with the first team. Only recently promoted sides Bournemouth and Norwich City have fewer, and it is no surprise that Spurs have been such successful contributors of England internationals in recent years with a small number of first teamers (25) and a limited reliance on non-English footballers.

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