Report: Spurs hopeful teenager will make first-team impact this season 

Nuno Espirito Santo
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The Athletic have revealed those at Tottenham Hotspur are hopeful that Alfie Devine will be able to get first-team appearances under his belt in the upcoming season.

Devine made a positive impression after joining Tottenham from Wigan’s academy last summer. 

The midfielder has impressed for the club’s Under-18s as well as the Under-23s and has even trained with the first-team on plenty of occasions this year.

The teenager was handed his senior debut by Jose Mourinho in Tottenham’s FA Cup clash against Marine, becoming the youngest ever player to pull on a Spurs shirt (16 years and 163 days) and he marked the occasion with a well-taken goal.

The youngster was called up to the England Under-19s squad last month, skipping three age groups in the process.

Spurs confirmed on Sunday that the 17-year-old had penned his first professional contract with the club that runs until 2024. 

The Athletic have now revealed that Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff have been left impressed by the young midfielder in pre-season.

It is said that there is hope the former Wigan starlet could get a run of matches under his belt thanks to Tottenham’s involvement in the Europa Conference League this season.

The report also adds that the North Londoners might decide to loan Devine out during the January transfer window.

Spurs Web Opinion 

While there is understandably a lot of hype around Dane Scarlett, it is Devine who I am most excited about among the players currently coming through the ranks. 

The midfielder has not looked out of place at the top level in the opportunities that have come his way.

While the upcoming season might be a campaign too soon for the teenager, I believe he can potentially make a big impact on the first team in the 2022/23 season.

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