Report highlights Spurs starlet who is too good for club’s Under-18 side

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Dom Le Roy

While Tottenham Hotspur’s summer transfer activity has been well documented following Jose Mourinho’s capture of six players to bolster his first team, one other deal went slightly under the radar in comparison.

In July, Spurs made the move to take advantage of Wigan Athletic’s financial predicament after they went into administration by signing England Under-16 international midfielder Alfie Devine.

The former Liverpool academy player made the switch to North London and was given somewhat of a surprise opportunity to take to the field with some of the club’s established stars when he was involved in pre-season.

The midfielder featured as a substitute in the first team pre-season matches against Ipswich Town and Reading but has since been turning out for the club’s Under-18 side.

Alfie, who is the son of former St Helens rugby league player Sean Devine has been named as one of the Premier League’s top youngsters by the Guardian.

The report describes Devine’s performances as too good for the Under-18’s and was recognised for his imposing box to box style.

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