It would be unfair to task a 21-year-old currently playing in the Championship with solving the myriad of problems facing a crisis-ridden Tottenham Hotspur.
But with Mauricio Pochettino’s struggling side suffering from a lack of creativity, energy and unpredictability during Saturday’s shocking 3-0 defeat at Brighton and Hove Albion, Ebere Eze looks like exactly the kind of unpredictable maverick the North London giants are crying out for as they look to bridge the gap between a tired old regime and an exciting new era.
Eze has four goals in the Championship this season already with his ability to produce something out of nothing turning Mark Warburton’s free-flowing side into potential play-off contenders.
Former QPR coach Andy Bircham compared Eze to Raheem Sterling (Sky Sports) and there are certainly similariries with the £49 million Manchester City superstar; that jinking run, the turn of pace, the hammer shot.
And Jordan Hugill, the West Ham United loanee who flopped at the London Stadium, loves playing alongside a player who always provides a reliable source of ammunition.
“Personally, I think Eze is very special," Hugill told the Kilburn Times. "I've seen him in training many times and sometimes I can just stand there and admire what he's doing.
"He's a very special player and I think his time will come in the Premier League. I think he's only showing half of his ability at the moment. Some of the things we've seen in training are amazing."
You might have heard that Christian Eriksen’s contract is due to expire next summer while Dele Alli’s decline has been as rapid and pronounced as his rise. There’s a space in Tottenham’s XI for a shiny new number ten and Eze could make the step up look, well, easy.
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