In the latest episode of the Last Word On Spurs podcast, Ricky Sacks, Lee McQueen, Alasdair Gold and Darren Lewis have been reflecting on the north London club’s season and looking ahead to the 2020/21 campaign.
One topic of conversation on the recent episode, which was titled ‘Spurs Secure Europe‘, was Spurs youngster Malachi Fagan-Walcott. The academy graduate made his Spurs debut in the 3-0 defeat against RB Leipzig back in March, and from what Gold says, the club have high hopes for his future with the Lilywhites.
Discussing what options Spurs might have in central defence next season, here’s what the Football.london journalist had to say about the 18-year-old on the podcast:
“They’ve also included young Malachi Fagan-Walcott who is going to be training with the first team next season. [Spurs have] got a lot of high hopes for him, he made his Champions League debut late on against Leipzig.”
Considering we have seen fellow centre-back Jan Vertonghen depart Spurs this week, it is perhaps no surprise to hear that Fagan-Walcott is being touted as someone who can step up to the first team next term. This season has already seen Japhet Tanganga establish himself as a first-team member of Jose Mourinho’s side and sign a new contract earlier this week, so perhaps Fagan-Walcott will look to him as inspiration that he can push on even more next season.
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Gold certainly seems confident that the youngster will at least be training with the first team next season, so perhaps we will see him feature more regularly, and with Spurs having qualified for the Europa League, there seems to be plenty of opportunities next year for Mourinho to utilise him in some form next year.