Ex-England man believes Spurs will now have first pick of young English stars

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have never been ones to shy away from their academy system in the Premier League, and that has never been clearer than under Mauricio Pochettino.

Poch has no problem putting his faith in youth, and often turns to his younger players before even thinking about dipping into the transfer market.

In his time at Spurs, he has already helped to develop players such as Harry Winks, Luke Amos, Oliver Skipp, Kazaiah Sterling, and many more.

In recent years Spurs have also brought Harry Kane, Ryan Mason, Jake Livermore, and Andros Townsend through the academy.

Plus, they bought a number of other young English players before developing them into stars, such as Kyle Walker, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli, and Eric Dier.

Ex-Spurs and England man Chris Waddle believes this faith and success in bringing youth through will give Tottenham the first pick of talent in the future.

He said (SportingBet): “I think Pochettino now has first pick on young English players in the transfer market and agents will want the move as well.

“Agents want their players playing regularly as the players’ improvement makes them more money.

“Pochettino has brought through most of England’s national team stars and for an agent that makes Tottenham a lot better proposition than anywhere else.

“Young players want to get first team football and are now happy to go abroad to get it.

“We have seen that with [Jadon] Sancho moving to Dortmund.

“Tottenham are in a great position because they have given English players a chance and they don’t have to move abroad in order to get regular football.

“This could save them a fortune in the long run.

“Teams like Manchester City have the talent in their youth system, but they’re never going to get a chance on the pitch as they’re always looking for an immediate impact.

“Young players are now too hungry to sit and wait and that gives clubs like Tottenham a great chance to snap up the best youngsters in the country.”

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