Who is Alfie Whiteman? The Tottenham youngster on the verge of first team

Alfie Whiteman of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 30, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Tottenham youngster is stepping up.

Alfie Whiteman of Tottenham in action during hte Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion at The Lamex Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Stevenage, England.

One of the knock on effects of Hugo Lloris' injury is a promotion for Tottenham Hotspur youngster Alfie Whiteman.

A year ago he was fourth choice, behind Lloris, Paul Gazzaniga and Michel Vorm.

Vorm was released at the end of June and Lloris is now out for the rest of 2019, BBC Sport report. This puts Whiteman up to second choice.

 

So who is Whiteman?

Here is a look at his career so far..

The first thing to note is that Whiteman is now 21 and has not played a single first team game.

Spurs have not sent him on a single loan spell, which could have been helpful for him.

The closest he has come is playing for Spurs' under-23 side in the EFL Trophy, in which he has four appearances.

He also has featured for Tottenham in the UEFA Youth League.

Alfie Whiteman of Tottenham Hotspur during the Tottenham Hotspur training session at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on August 30, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Whiteman has represented England at under-19 level, with his last appearance for his country coming back in 2017.

He did travel with Spurs on pre-season and has been on the bench for the first team in the Carabao Cup before, including the recent defeat to Colchester.

He is under contract until June 2020 and this could be his opportunity to impress.

If anything happens to Paulo Gazzaniga, injury or suspension, Whiteman will become the club's number one.

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