Some of our youngsters that could make an impact in the first team next season: image.jpeg In

Some of our youngsters that could make an impact in the first team next season:


In this article I have included some of our young academy players who I believe could make an impact in the first team in the coming season. Youngsters who have already played for the first team are not included with in this article. Below each player is a video of them in action.

1. Grant Ward: the 21 year old midfielder is a talented player who recently spent a season on loan at championship side Rotherham United making 40 appearances for the millers, Ward was awarded the Rotherham United young player of the year award for the 2015-16 season. A versatile midfielder Ward provides great energy and tenacity with in the midfield and is not afraid to surge forward, Ward also has an excellent shot at his disposal. I predict Ward will get some game time for Pochettino’s side in the coming season, possibly in a domestic cup game and if he impresses with in pre season he could very much become part of Pochettino’s plans, you only need to look as far as Ryan Mason or Harry Kane to see how impressing in a cup game can edge you in to the senior squad.
2. Dominic Ball: Commanding centre half Dominic Ball is another player who I believe could feature in Pochettino’s squad in the coming season. The 20 year old who spent last season on loan at Scottish side Rangers completed 30 games for the Ibrox club as he demonstrated his versatility with on the field of play. Ball played with in central defence as well as in the middle of the park, in many ways Ball reminds me of Eric Dier in regards to his style of play as well as his ability to play in both defence and the midfield. A solid and powerful player Ball is a hot prospect at Spurs and is in my opinion more than capable to play senior football for Spurs in the coming season. However, this opportunity is only likely to come through cup games, whilst Ball could possibly spend another season on loan as it could be more beneficial to his development.
3. Kyle Walker-Peters: Exciting right back Kyle Walker-Peters was a star for our under 21’s in the previous campaign and was rewarded with a place on the bench against Bournemouth in the Premier league last season. Walker-Peters, who is also capable of featuring at left back is in my opinion one of of our best prospects with in our youth academy, A pacy player the right back demonstrated an excellent defensive ability last season, having saw him play many times I immediately noticed he’s exceptional determination and supreme intelligence in reading the game. Kyle was awarded with the Barclays under 21 premier league player of the month for December of last year, in the same month that he signed a new contract for the club, Kyle is also a regular for England under 19’s and is named in their squad for the coming European championships. Depending on whether Yedlin stays, Walker-Peters could find himself the second choice right back for next season and with he’s pedigree could certainly feature for the senior squad next season even in the premier league.
4. Connor Ogilvie: Connor Ogilvie is yet another player who could make his senior debut in the coming season, the left back who spent last season on loan at League 2 club Stevenage is a talented and consistent performer who has an excellent reading of the game, as well as an exciting offensive side to his game down the left wing. Ogilvie earned two call ups to the senior side in the 2013-14 season, in which he featured on the bench for two Europa league games against Tromso and Benfica respectively. The talented Ogilvie could potentially feature in the senior side next side next season in a domestic cup game and could fill in for our other left backs if they get injured.
5. Nathan Oduwa: The extremely skilful and tricky left winger who is capped at under 23 level for Nigeria is another hot talent within the Spurs academy set up. Oduwa spent some of last season on loan at Rangers where he wowed the crowds with his flair and trickery making 15 appearances and netting once for the Scottish club. Oduwa also spent a short time on loan at Colchester, Oduwa could definitely make an impact next season if Pochettino selects him, with bags full of tricks, pace and an eye for goal the 20 year old may soon make his senior debut for the Lillywhites over the coming season, and I believe that he is ready to be involved in senior game time for Spurs.
6. Cameron Carter-Vickers: Cameron Carter Vickers is one of the most talented young central defenders in the country and its not hard to see why with the American under 23 international excelling for both club and country at youth level over the past couple of seasons. The tall and outstandingly strong centre back has shown great maturity and intelligence for the under 21’s last season and the American possesses all the raw attributes to become a top class centre back. Still only 18 Carter-Vickers is a big part of Spurs’s future and Pochettino was not afraid to include him on the bench on four occasions in the Europa league last season. A natural leader Carter Vickers captained the under 21’s regularly during last seasons campaign and the youngsters first team debut is close, with next season likely seeing him in action for the senior squad.
7. Shayon Harrison: A natural and prolific goalscorer at youth level for Spurs the extremely talented striker is one of our most talented young players. I have seen Harrison play on numerous occasions over past the few seasons for both the under 18’s and under 21’s and I have been extremely impressed with the 18 year old striker, and I thoroughly believe that with all his key attributes and skill that he will become a top striker at Spurs in the future. I believe he is more than ready to be given some senior game time for Spurs over the course of next season. However, Harrison could potentially be sent on loan over the coming season, if you’d like to read my earlier in depth article on Harrison the link is provided below.
8. Marcus Edwards: Finally on this list is young Marcus Edwards, the 17 year old winger is widely regarded as our most promising player with in our academy and after establishing himself in the under 21’s side at the end of last season the wonder kid has reportedly signed a two year deal with Spurs with the promise of a first team number and some senior playing time over the course of next season. If you’d like to read more about the dazzling wonder kid and England under 18 international, read my article on Edwards in the link provided below.

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