Speaking on a Tottenham talk live Q&A, Alasdair Gold revealed how he believes academy star Dane Scarlett will have a first-team role at the club next season.
The 17-year-old made his senior debut earlier in the season against Ludogrets in the group stages of the Europa League, becoming Spurs’ youngest player of all time.
His 22 goals in 21 appearances in all competitions this season has clearly caught the eye of Mourinho, who labelled him a ‘diamond’ after coming on as a second-half substitute against Wolfsberger AC last month, and Gold stated how the teenager could be set for more first-team action in 2021/22.
He said: (22:42) “I think also Dane Scarlett, I think we keep an eye on. I think he’s not going to be, you know, we’re not going to go overboard. He’s not going to be starting every game next season with Harry Kane or anything like that. But he’s going to be promoted to the first-team squad, he’s going to be training with them every single week, he will be involved in matchday squads.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen with Carlos Vinicius. We know Spurs, I think, would like to sign him at a lower fee than the one agreed with the option they got. But if that can’t be done, you know, Dane Scarlett may get more opportunities, certainly in the cup games.
“Who knows? Yeah, we saw with Rashford, how it all started for him at United, and even with Kane, essentially, it took little kind of injuries and things like that for him to get his chance. And yes, he’s only 17, I think he turned 17 yesterday, he’s very, very young, but Mourinho’s comments about him, just, you know, for a guy that’s worked with so many players over the years, he sees a real star there.”
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However, if Daniel Levy is unable to get that transfer over the line, then Scarlett could have a big role to play at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium next season.
Being back up to Harry Kane is never an easy task, but the teenager could learn a lot from the England captain on the training ground and thrive under his guidance in the upcoming campaign.