Defender Charlie Sayers, who joined the Tottenham academy back in December, trained with the Spurs first-team before their clash against Southampton yesterday.

Sayers, who can operate as a centre-back or left-back, made six first-team appearances for Southend United in the National League during the first few months of the campaign (Transfermarkt).

The teenager previously represented Billericay Town at the Under-13 and Under-15 level and moved to Bowers & Pitsea, for whom he played in the Under-16s, Under-18s and Under-23s.

Spurs confirmed their capture of the 18-year-old ahead of the January transfer window.

Since his move to North London, the youngster has featured three times for Tottenham’s Under-18s, scoring one goal (Transfermarkt).

Just a couple of months into his time at Spurs, Sayers has already got an opportunity to train with the superstars in the first-team.

In the video of first-team training posted on Spurs TV this week, the former Southend man was seen training with Antonio Conte’s squad along with several other youngsters from the academy.

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The fact that Sayers got an opportunity to train with the first team so early into his time at the club suggests that he has made a good impression among the academy coaches at Spurs.

The youngster will be hoping to establish himself in the Under-18s’ starting lineup this season before potentially staking a claim to be part of the Under-23s squad next campaign.

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