Centre-forward Kion Etete made good strides during the 2021/22 season, while on loan at Northampton Town and Cheltenham Town, respectively. A tall centre-forward, the 20 year old is very good at holding the ball up, and also at linking the play. He has got better and better at Spurs, since joining their Academy set-up from Notts County in the summer of 2019. Etete is a skilful player, who also has good pace. He scored a good number of goals for the Spurs Under 18 side during his first season at Spurs, before being promoted to the Spurs Under 21 side for the following season, a season which he also did well in. The Derby born third year professional started the 2021/22 pre-season well with the Spurs Under 21 side, before joining League Two side Northampton Town on loan during that summer. He did well at Northampton, and I watched some of his matches for them. Etete scored six goals and provided two assists for Northampton, during the first part of last season, from 22 competitive appearances for them.
After impressing with his all-round play at Northampton, Kion would join League One side Cheltenham Town, in the January of 2022. While at Cheltenham, Kion impressed despite stepping up to League One, and he scored three goals for them, and also showed the creative side to his game, by providing three assists. Etete also missed some games because of injury last season, but he did finish the season by starting for the Spurs Under 21 side, in their final Premier League 2 fixture of 2021/22, against Chelsea. And Kion scored a header in that game. He is good in the air, where he scores a good number of his goals, but he has got better and better at his all-round game over the last couple of seasons. Kion works very hard off the ball, and his fine movement inside the penalty area really impressed me whenever I saw him play last season. He is good at running with the ball at pace, and at making clever runs in behind the defence, and he is also very good in front of goal when he receives the ball from crosses.
Kion Etete really impressed me in games against Oldham Athletic (while with Northampton Town) and also against Wycombe Wanderers (for Cheltenham Town). He led the line really well in both of those games, and he also scored a goal in both games, and in the game against Wycombe Wanderers, the Spurs player also got an assist. Very confident on the ball, he showed good leadership in both matches, and he was vocal throughout. I thought that the centre-forward did really well last season. His performances were about a lot more than just his goals, as he was creative with the ball, clever in his movement off it and he also made sure that the defenders that he came up against in League One and League Two, didn’t have an easy game. Kion has done well for the Spurs Under 21 side this pre-season, and he has scored one goal from three matches, and he did well again yesterday, when leading the line against Bromley. I’m hoping that he gets to go out on another good loan move this season, maybe even in the Championship. I look forward to seeing how Kion progresses this season, and I wish him all the very best of luck for the new season.