Top 10 Tottenham Hotspur Youth Players to Watch Out for in 2017

Top 10 Tottenham Hotspur Youth Players to Watch Out for in 2017

Tottenham Hotspur is a club with a history of developing young talents.

Players including Glenn Haddle, Nick Barmby, Sol Campbell and Ian Walker have all graduated from the Tottenham academy and gone on to play for England.

Since André Villas-Boas left the club in 2013, Tottenham have introduced a number of home grown talents to their first team squad.

Former Tottenham Under-21 manager Tim Sherwood put his trust in then relatively unknown players Nabil Bentaleb, Ryan Mason and Harry Kane before current manager Mauricio Pochettino took over in 2014.

Pochettino has continued introducing new players from Tottenham Hotspur reserves and the youth academy and the strategy seems to be working well as it has produced reinforcements for the first team squad and given some promising youth players valuable experience.

The trend looks to continue with the Kazaiah Sterling, Marcus Edwards, Alfie Whiteman and Tashan Oakley-Boothe all representing England at various youth levels.

Josh Onomah

At just 19 years old, midfielder Onomah has already made 32 first team appearances. A lifelong Spurs fan who won Under-17’s European Championships with England in 2014 who was told he was too important to Tottenham’s first team plans to go out on loan at the start of the season.

Won the 2017 Under-20 World Cup but missed the final as he was sent off in the semi.

Marcus Edwards

The left-footed attacking midfielder made his first team debut in the EFL Cup in September and was listed on The Guardian’s top youngsters list in 2015.

Regarded as the most talented player of his generation at Spurs who has been compared to a young Lionel Messi following a goal for Tottenham Under-18’s.

Won the 2017 Under-19’s European Championship with England this summer.

Kyle Walker-Peters

An energetic right back with a similar style to former Tottenham right back and namesake Kyle Walker. Signed a new deal in 2015 and would look to get some game time for the first team in the 2017-18 season.

Set for more game time now Walker has joined Manchester City for a world record fee.

Shayon Harrison

The left footed forward has spent time at League Two club Yeovil Town this season to gain first team experience. Highly rated within the academy at Spurs, Harrison was a regular scorer for Tottenham Under-23’s.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

Born in England but represents United States at international youth level. Joined Tottenham when he was eleven in 2009. Son of former professional basketball player Howard “Hi-C” Carter, Carter-Vickers is a centre back who has been touted as a future captain for club and country.

Jonathan de Bie

A Belgium youth international goalkeeper who joined Tottenham after leaving KV Mechelen. Suffered a ruptured spleen earlier in the season while playing for Belgium Under-17’s.

Reo Griffiths

Joined Spurs from Leyton Orient and made his debut for Tottenham’s Under-18 team against Aston Villa aged 15 after scoring over 30 goals for the Under-16’s.

Kazaiah Sterling

Energetic forward Sterling became the latest wonderkid to get Spurs fans excited following a great goal scoring run in the FA Youth Cup and a match winning debut for the Under-23’s. Calm in one on one situations, Sterling joined Spurs from Leyton Orient.

Jack Roles

A goal scoring midfielder, Roles is a Cyprus youth international who scored six goals in his first five under-18 matches this season.

Phoenix Patterson

Patterson is a 16-year-old winger who loves to score. A stand out player for Tottenham Under-16’s, Phoenix was promoted to the Under-18’s in 2017 and got two assist in his first game.

Do you agree? Who do you think are Tottenham’s best prospects?

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