In September 2017, Tashan Oakley-Boothe made his debut for Spurs by coming off the bench to replace Dele Alli in an EFL Cup tie against Barnsley (Daily Mail).
Tashan was also in and around the first-team training sessions, and he was believed to be highly thought of by Mauricio Pochettino.
But he hasn’t made another competitive appearance for Spurs since.
With just one year left on his current Spurs contract, Tashan’s future looks like it could be away from the club. (Transfermarkt)
However, there doesn’t seem to be a shortage of interest in his signature.
With Tashan playing a pivotal part in England’s Under-17 run to becoming world cup champions, it’s no wonder that then England Under-17 manager, Steve Cooper is looking to reunite with him and bring him to Swansea City.
Tashan was able to showcase his skills in the Under-17 tournament and this might be the reason for a tug of war for his signature.
For as well as Swansea, it is believed that Huddersfield, Derby, Leeds, Stoke and Reading are also interested in our young midfielder (Daily Mail).
With both Derby and Leeds showing the willingness to trust in youth last season, and Swansea’s manager having witnessed what Tashan is capable of first hand, Tashan has plenty of options to choose from.
Spurs Web Opinion:
It’s great to see an academy product so highly sought after.
If Pochettino thinks it’s best for Tashan to move on, then hopefully he moves to the club that promises to give him the game time to showcase his ability.
Whatever happens, I wish you all the best Tashan.
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