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Tottenham Hotspur fans could be forgiven for never knowing who Dane Scarlett was before breaking the story, but it’s a name they should know quickly.
Against Ludogorets in the Europa League last week, the 16-year-old became the youngest player to appear for the North London team, beating John Bostock’s record of 12 years.
Dane Scarlett is the youngest player to play for the Spurs in a competitive game. It broke the previous record of John Bostock. What a moment for him.
– Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) November 26, 2020
The teenage sensation has enjoyed a meteoric rise this season. In the face of it, eight The competitive minutes are nothing to shout about, but it’s even more impressive considering he’s not yet on the U23 team.
Should Mourinho unleash Dane Scarlett at the UEL & FA Cup?
No not yet
Scarlett has caught Mourinho’s attention so much that she has bypassed that level of football for a professional debut. Very rarely do you see players his age in an elite club.
Last season, the forward missed ten months of action due to a serious knee injury, so being on the Spurs first team is just dessert after making a full recovery in August this year.
A year ago he suffered a season that ended with a knee injury. For do my self @Espursofficial Debuting, also becoming the youngest Spurs player is a dream come true for me and my family. Thanks to everyone who has supported so far. It was a shame to have to debut without you Spurs fans pic.twitter.com/xquGq2ueAh
– Dane Scarlett (@ DScarlett09) November 27, 2020
With Troy Parrott on loan, could Scarlett be the next prospect behind Harry Kane? Quite possibly.
Speaking of his debut, Mourinho said:
“He played a few minutes in some of our preseason games. Of course, he returned to his [U18] team. Train with them. Yesterday when I felt that there was room for another young player in the squad, I did not decide it alone, I asked my football director and I asked the academy director and they contacted all the coaches. “Who deserves it?”
“Of course there are some names, especially the under-18s because they are doing very well. They gave me his name and since I already knew him I thought that if the opportunity arose it would be a good opportunity for me and a good feeling for everyone at the academy ”.
For the Under 18s in their Premier League, Scarlett has bagged ten goals in just nine games, including four strikes in a game against Southampton, who have quite an illustrious academy setup.
If he continues to pack every week, there is a high probability that he will be involved with Mourinho again at some point this season, especially when they face the non-Marine team in the FA Cup in January.
He could well be on the brink of potential to be the next Kane at Spurs.
English has arguably been Daniel Levy’s greatest success story at the club, so if Scarlett goes down that path after breaking a long-standing record, then perhaps the Lilywhites president has found the gold once. more.
Forget Harry Winks, Japhet Tanganga and even Parrott, Scarlett could be the future of Tottenham Hotspur.
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