Tottenham Hotspur have some exciting youngsters coming through the ranks and the teenage forward is one of them.

When you speak to Tottenham Hotspur fans about the next breakout stars at the club, talk inevitably turns to Marcus Edwards and Cameron Carter-Vickers.

Both are expected to play a role for Spurs’ first-team this season after impressing during the summer, and in the case of Edwards there is a widely held belief that he is destined to take club, and ultimately country, by storm.

Then there are the likes of Shayon Harrison and Kyle Walker-Peters; two players who could get run-outs in the cup competitions in the months ahead.

But what about the player who could ‘do a Rashford’? What about the youngster who is believed to still be some way away from the Tottenham first-team but who could – if fate allows – play a role between now and May?

That role could well go to 17-year-old striker Kazaiah Sterling; a youngster blessed with lightening pace and confidence to match, and one who could step up if absences to key personnel play their part.

Vincent Janssen is now in place to play alongside Harry Kane, while Harrison and Heung-Min Son are also available to act as back-up if necessary, but as Manchester United can testify sometimes fate intervenes just as it did with Marcus Rashford.

Sterling has only played three times for Tottenham’s under-23 side to date, scoring one goal in the process. But Rashford had not even turned out for United’s under-21s when he got the call-up for a Europa League tie and we all know what happened next.

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