The 18-year-old United States forward has been compared to Cottagers legend Clint Dempsey and Spurs talisman Harry Kane.
Scoring with your first ever touch in your respective football league – not a bad way to mark your debut.
This is what happened to Werder Bremen forward Josh Sargent, who was named in his side’s squad for the first time as they hosted Fortuna Dusseldorf in the Bundesliga on Friday.
With his side 2-1 up in the 76th minute at the Weser-Stadion, Bremen manager Florian Kohfeldt brought Sargent on for a taste of action.
WIthin two minutes, Michael Rensing’s block floated in the air and the 18-year-old was on hand to head into the empty net for a pretty good start to life in senior football.
It’s been a good year for the American as a whole, swapping St. Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri for the German top-tier club at the start of 2018 and already earning six United States caps, scoring twice.
Initially part of the Bremen II setup, he now stands on the verge of becoming a potential first-team member at the four-time German champions.
A scouting report by Outside of the Boot from 2017 describes a “keen likeness to Clint Dempsey” – a player who some Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham fans will remember fondly – in terms of Sargent’s style of play.
More impressively, it suggests that Sargent has a similar skill set to Harry Kane, quite a compliment for the youngster considering just how far the Englishman’s career has come with such attributes.
Realistically, Bremen will not want to part with a player they’ve signed just under 12 months ago now that he’s slowly being eased into senior football life.
But considering Premier League clubs have such financial muscle, Spurs and Fulham could certainly begin scouting Sargent and testing the waters in terms of a bid.
Tottenham’s charm offensive could involve the chance to work under a superb manager in Mauricio Pochettino and being mentored by Kane – himself a player that has come through the ranks at Spurs.
The Cottagers, meanwhile, could point out their superb work with Moussa Dembele and Ryan Sessegnon as proof of being a good place for youngsters to learn the ropes, as well as telling Sargent he could follow in the footsteps of one of the best American players of all time.