head of the new season, we look at three Tottenham youngsters who could be set to shine in 2021-22…
Fresh from playing a key role in Norwich’s promotion, Skipp has enjoyed an encouraging pre-season, seemingly leapfrogging Harry Winks in Tottenham’s midfield pecking order.
The 20-year-old has caught the eye with his snappy tackles and impressive range of passing, and looks ready for a breakthrough campaign in the top-flight.
Gareth Southgate is also a fan of the England Under-21 international.
Skipp is desperate for first-team football though, so he remains open to another loan away from his boyhood club if Spurs finish the window stacked with midfield options.
Jose Mourinho has said Scarlett is going to be “phenomenal” and potentially an important player for England in future.
After signing his first professional contract this summer, Scarlett has enjoyed an encouraging pre-season, scoring Spurs’ first goal under Nuno Espirito Santo against Leyton Orient and earning minutes vs Chelsea and Arsenal.
It remains to be seen what role he will play in the season ahead but with Spurs still chasing another striker and Harry Kane’s mindset uncertain, Scarlett could earn some more top-flight minutes before the end of the month.
Tottenham’s youngest-ever player and scorer signed his first professional contract a week ago and will be hoping for more minutes under Nuno this season.
The early stages of the Europa Conference League should offer him that opportunity but he may look for a loan move in January.
Devine, an England U16 international, has earned admirers at Spurs both through his quality and professional attitude, which has earned comparisons with Kane.