Tottenham Hotspur’s youth academy is regarded among the best in the country, having produced several players for the first-team in recent years (The Athletic).
One of the reasons why Spurs have a thriving academy set up is because of the huge talent pool they can potentially choose from as a result of being based in London.
A report by Kent Online has now revealed that Spurs are among the clubs that are now taking a closer look at the talent being produced by non-league side Sheppey United.
Sheppey United, who play in the Southern Counties East side Premier Division, are in the process of expanding their youth section in order to produce talent for their first-team.
The club has had some success in nurturing top young players and it is revealed that Tottenham, along with the likes of Crystal Palace and Millwall are keeping an eye on the youngsters coming through.
It is claimed that a number of youth players from Sheppey have already had trials at Tottenham.
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With the increasing financial pressures on clubs and the amount of competition for players, clubs are trying to recruit top talents at a younger age. There is thus considerable competition these days for players who are still in their early teens.
Unfortunately for most of these young players, the vast overwhelming majority of them won’t make it as a professional as these academies tend to chew them up and spit them out. It is thus vital that these kids are given a strong educational base for them fall back on if they fail to make the grade.
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