Journalist reveals why Dane Scarlett only signed 2-year Spurs contract

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Tottenham Hotspur announced this afternoon that Dane Scarlett had put pen to paper on a professional contract with the club which would keep him in North London until 2023.

The report claimed that Scarlett had signed a pre-contract with the Lilywhites but it was only triggered by his 17th birthday earlier this month.

Some eyebrows may have been raised as to why a 17-year-old was only committing two years of his future to the club, but Alasdair Gold was on hand to provide context.

The Football London journalist revealed that it was standard practice for clubs to hand academy graduates no longer than two years for their first professional deals when they turn seventeen.

Subsequently, having signed this two-year deal, Spurs may now start negotiating with Scarlett over a longer contract that can be triggered when he turns 18. Gold highlights that a similar thing happened with Troy Parrott in North London.

Therefore, fans should not be worried about the length of the contract, just excited about what the future could bring for Scarlett in a Lilywhite jersey.

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