Is Kenneth McEvoy Tottenham's next breakthrough star?

The winger is eyeing a step up after several outstanding performances for the Under-21's.

Tottenham Hotspur academy prospect Kenneth McEvoy has been quietly impressing over the past few months and is sure to be eyeing a spot with the senior team in the near future.

The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international scored twice today for Tottenham's Under-21 side in a 7-4 win over Leicester City, and contributed a performance that will have done his prospects no harm at all.

The pacey winger has previously drawn comparisons to former Spurs star Gareth Bale - both for his striking likeness, and his position on the pitch - and while he has a long way to go to reach those heights, he remains one of the standout stars in Tottenham’s academy and now looks ready to take his next step.

The pacey winger retweeted the following earlier today in what could be seen as a not-so-subtle hint at Maurico Pochettino:

Typically, players are required to impress out on loan before being given a shot with the first-team at Spurs, however, and McEvoy doesn’t yet have those credentials.

The 21-year old spent time on loan at Peterborough United last year - where he grabbed his first senior goal - but enjoyed a less successful spell at Colchester United, after joining in January this year.

He went on to make just the one appearance before returning and will likely be sent out again in the near future, with the intention of getting him guaranteed game time.

The Irishman’s task of breaking into an attacking midfield role is a tough one, to say the least, with summer signings Heung-Min Son and Clinton N’Jie adding to an already well-stocked area of the pitch.

His prospects aren’t hopeless, however, and should he continue his form for the Under-21’s, plenty of Football League clubs will soon be registering an interest.

Inspiration can be taken from the example set by fellow academy graduate Alex Pritchard, who proved that talent will be recognised under Pochettino, and if McEvoy can emulate the type of season his English colleague enjoyed at Brentford, he’s got every chance.

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