Opinion: One young Tottenham starlet whose name you need to learn

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With things not going so well in the first team at the moment, let’s look into something positive… a young Spurs player enjoying some success on loan at Cheltenham, Kion Etete.

The 20-year-old striker was sent out on loan to Northampton in League 2 to get some minutes under his belt, as well as some senior experience.

Things went well for Etete in Northampton. He ended up notching 6 goals and 2 assists during his time with the club (TransferMarkt).

Things went so well in fact, that Spurs opted to end the 6’6” striker’s loan with Northampton and send him up a league to Cheltenham.

Etete has taken to League One just as he did to League Two. So far, Etete has 2 goals and 3 assists in just 8 appearances (6 starts) (TransferMarkt).

These numbers are particularly impressive when put into perspective of how many minutes Etete has played. Since leaving Spurs at the start of the season, Etete has averaged a goal contribution once every 164 minutes.

This is no mean feat considering he has had to bed himself into two different clubs and two different squads during that time.

Etete has managed to soar under the radar at Spurs. This is thanks to other academy strikers flourishing, namely Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett.

However, the Englishman’s recent performances should bring more attention his way, especially as he brings something very different to the party with his height and power.

Kion will be hoping to help Cheltenham secure a strong end to the season. The club currently sit 14 points clear of the relegation zone and 18 points behind the promotion playoffs.

It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on this kid…

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