Do Tottenham Hotspur already have the next Eric Dier in Anton Walkes?

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Tottenham youngster Anton Walkes is a name to keep an eye on.

Tottenham Hotspur's academy is bustling with talent, and young players have seen over the last year that making the breakthrough is possible.

Harry Kane and Ryan Mason took the step to become first team regulars, while Harry Winks, Josh Onomah and Alex Pritchard are on the cusp of the first team squad.

One name to keep an eye on, delving a little deeper, is promising youngster Anton Walkes, who is currently part of Tottenham's under-21 squad.

One of Walkes' biggest assets is his versatility, and it is this which gives him the best chance of making cracking the first team.

Like England under-21 international and first team regular Eric Dier, Anton Walkes is able to play in midfield or defence.

Tottenham's website explains how Walkes began last season at centre-back for the under-18 side, and also featured at left-back during the club's FA Youth Cup run to the semi-finals.

On Friday he featured for the under-21 side in a 4-2 win against Derby County, playing in central midfield. He had a busy game, giving away a penalty, but also scoring a goal for Tottenham, hitting the woodwork, and providing an assist for Shayon Harrison to score.

There is plenty of competition for places in the Spurs side in midfield, certainly when Nabil Bentaleb returns from injury, but Walkes is a name to keep an eye on, who could even be used at left-back should the side need alternatives to Ben Davies or Danny Rose.

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