Tottenham Hotspur always pride themselves on having a quality and active academy system, as well as recent managers who are more than happy to utilise promising players.
The likes of AVB, Tim Sherwood, and now Mauricio Pochettino have all been keen to promote youngsters and build the next generation of loyal Spurs legends.
You need only look back over the last five years to see how true this is, with the emergence of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason, Nabil Bentaleb, Jake Livermore, and many more.
Pochettino tends to follow a similar pattern each and every season at Tottenham, inviting a small selection of youngsters on the pre-season tour, before bringing one of two through in the subsequent season.
Oliver Skipp, George Marsh, and Luke Amos were the chosen ones last year, and will probably play a part again next season, but who else could be involved?
Respected Tottenham journalist, Alasdair Gold, from Football London has picked his seven potential Spurs stars for 2019/20.
- Kion Etete – A recent addition to the Spurs set-up, the 17-year-old striker clearly impressed during his trial periods at the club.
- Troy Parrott – One of the crown jewels in the current Spurs crop, but could it still be too soon for the 17-year-old?
- Jack Roles – A little older than the previous two, 20-year-old Jack Roles scored 11 in 29 last season, could he make the jump next season?
- Jamie Bowden – The 19th man against Man City in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, but will Poch promote another deep-lying midfielder?
- Brooklyn Lyons-Foster – An impressive 18-year-old central defender, appearing 27 times for the academy last season.
- J’Neil Bennet – Scored the first ever goal at the new Tottenham stadium, but could the 17-year-old winger make his debut in the 2019/20 season?
- Harvey White – A 17-year-old box-to-box midfield man who has been training with the first team over the last few months.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I can’t see Pochettino promoting yet another central midfielder when he already has George Marsh, Oliver Skipp, and Luke Amos in that role. I also believe Pochettino will favour players towards the 20-years-old mark, as he rarely throws those around 17 into the deep end. Having said that, I would rank Jack Roles as my top contender to break through next campaign.
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