Why England's top young talent should be flocking to Tottenham Hotspur

There is currently no better destination than White Hart Lane for the country's young prospects.

Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at Spurs was met with the expectation that there would be a move towards youth and sixteen months into his reign, he hasn’t disappointed.

Tottenham now boast the youngest average aged squad in the Premier League and their energetic, high intensity displays are evidence of that.

The Argentine’s commitment to youth extends to both his transfer policy and his promotion from within the academy and his track record for getting his charges England call ups is remarkable.

Roy Hodgson announced his squad last week for the upcoming Euro qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania and included within it were Harry Kane and Dele Alli, before Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker joined the group yesterday.

If fit, Ryan Mason would likely have figured and the impressive Eric Dier cannot be too far away from his first senior call-up.

At Southampton, Pochettino provided a platform for the likes of Jay Rodriguez, Adam Lallana and even Rickie Lambert to get noticed on the international stage and his magic touch hasn’t dissipated following his move to North London.

Spurs under Pochettino currently represent the best destination for young English talent hoping to get exposure at the right end of the Premier League.

The club are uniquely positioned in that their stature and the prestige of pulling on the shirt gets young players noticed by international managers, but their position just below the elites of the game affords them the opportunity to take a risk on youth.

Eric Dier and Dele Alli would not have been given the opportunity to become the first-choice central midfield duo at any other top six club and it’s a factor that the best young talent in the country should consider in any future transfer battles.

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