Tottenham ‘insider’ John Wenham has expressed his delight that Han Willhoft-King is now getting the recognition that he deserves. 

Willhoft-King initially made an impression for Tottenham’s Under-15 side and made his debut for the club’s Under-18s last season.

The midfielder subsequently earned a two-year scholarship contract back in November of last year and since also featured for England’s Under-16s.

The teenager was named among The Guardian’s annual list of 20 best first-year scholars at Premier League clubs last month along with some of the best starlets in the English game.

The likes of Harvey White, Oliver Skipp and Marcus Edwards have made the list in the past and Willhoft-King will be hoping to follow in their footsteps and break into the Tottenham first team in the future.

Wenham remarked that he has been impressed with the midfielder whenever he has seen him in action, and expressed his delight at the fact the youngster has not been overlooked in The Guardian’s prestigious next-generation list despite his recent injury problems.

When asked about Willhoft-King being named among the 20 best young talents in the country, Wenham told Football Insider: “I am really pleased because he could have easily missed out after being injured for such a long time,”

“It could have been an easy name for David Hytner, who writes these, to not include because I don’t know how much of Willhoft-King he will have seen.

“Luckily, he played in the FA Youth Cup while he was still a schoolboy last season. He is a big, imposing midfield player, plays for England at youth level.

“I really like him and I look forward to him having an injury-free year with lots of appearances for the Under-18s and maybe even getting into the under-21 side as well that would be brilliant for him. He is definitely one to watch.”

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The fact that Willhoft-King was promoted to the Under-18s last season despite being just 15 years of age at the time, shows how highly he is thought of at Spurs. Hopefully, we will see the midfielder continue to progress rapidly and break into the first-team over the coming years.

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