Tottenham's invitation for NextGen reboot shows how highly their youngsters are rated

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Tottenham Hotspur's under-19s will reportedly take part in the first NextGen tournament for three years.

According to a report from the Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have been invited to reboot the NextGen series later this year in an invitation only event.

The under-19 tournament previously saw the cream of the crop from sides across Europe competing for the title with the teenage talent knowing it was the perfect way to get noticed, either catching the eye of their current first-team boss or attracting interest from suitors elsewhere.

The tournament ceased in 2013 after a three-year run but according to the Mail it will start up again in May, with Tottenham one of the sides invited to take part.

Barcelona, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are among the other teams set to feature and it is telling that Tottenham are the English club reportedly selected – a sign of just how highly their youth development is now regarded not just in England but across Europe.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has benefited from showing faith in Harry Kane, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Josh Onomah among others this season, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

Spurs have some of the best young prospects at a variety of age groups now and some of them will get to show what they can do against top opponents this summer.

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