Report: 18-year-old is seen as potential future star by Spurs staff


Footoball.London’s Alasdair Gold has revealed that Tottenham view young midfielder Nile John as a potential star in the making.

John joined Tottenham’s academy at the age of seven and has risen through the academy ranks at the club.

The teenager was handed his senior debut for Spurs by Jose Mourinho in a Europa League Round of 31 tie against Wolfsberger last season.

The midifelder was heavily involved under Nuno Espirito Santo during pre-season, with the Portuguese deciding him to hand him a start in the Europa Conference League first-leg against Pacos De Ferriera.

John will be hoping that it is the first of many appearances for him over the course of the campaign.

According to Gold, that is likely to be the case, with Nuno expected to give the 18-year-old more minutes in the Conference League and domestic cup competitions.

The journalist asserts that the youngster is expected to be a future first-team star for the club if he continues his current rate of progression.

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We have lost some talented academy starlets over recent years in the form of Luis Binks, Noni Madueke, Marcus Edwards and Dennis Cirkin. If we are to ensure that the same does not happen to the likes of Nile John, Dane Scarlett and Alfie Devine, it is vital that these youngsters are handed first-team minutes. The Conference League provides Nuno with the perfect oppurtunity to do just that.

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