Tottenham Hotspur has been underwhelming in recent times, and it appears the London club is in dire need of direction. The club’s lack of progression has left fans disappointed, and it’s clear that action needs to be taken in the summer transfer window. However, the fear is that chairman Daniel Levy’s track record could spell more trouble for the struggling side.
Whoever is brought in to manage Tottenham will have to deal with an ageing squad that lacks a winning mindset. The team’s brightest stars, Harry Kane and Heung-min Son, are in their late twenties and early thirties, which means their longevity at the club is uncertain. Hence, the club’s academy players could be the ones to step up and replace Kane and Son in the future, and two candidates stand out – Dane Scarlett and Troy Parrott.
Although both players have had mixed fortunes on loan spells in League One and Championship, respectively, they have garnered enough experience to take the next step. While they may not have lit up their respective leagues in front of goal, they have shown that they know where the back of the net is, having been prolific in the academy.
With four goals apiece in the league, Parrott and Scarlett have continued to receive high praise from their coaches. Portsmouth boss John Mousinho has hailed Scarlett for his all-around play, while journalist Pete O’Rourke believes that the two players could be ready for first-team responsibilities, especially under a new manager.
Kane and Son’s partnership is well documented, and their tally of goals and assists is a testament to the impact they have had on the team. But with both players getting older, Tottenham’s academy duo could be the future of the club. If they can prove their worth during pre-season, they could begin to form their own historic partnership and change the fortunes of Tottenham in the future.