Tottenham Hotspur journalist Alasdair Gold has been sharing his thoughts on Lilywhites youth winger Dilan Markanday and his future at the north London club.
This comes after Gold recently uploaded a video onto his YouTube channel where he spoke about a range of topics and answered a number of questions concerning Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
During the video, Gold had this to say about Markanday in particular after he read out a comment from a fan saying how good the winger is.
Gold said: “He’s been fantastic, Dilan Markanday. Honestly, ended the season really well, started this season superbly.
“I am really hoping that he’s one of these players where he just plays so well, he gets himself noticed.
“He was on the bench for the home game against Pacos [de Ferreira] and I don’t think that’ll be the last time we’ll see that happen. If he continues what he’s doing, you cannot ignore what he’s doing. He’s been superb.
“I’ve really got a lot of hope for him, and even if it doesn’t work for Spurs this season, I’d like to see him maybe go out on loan in January and show what he can do up against adult defences.”
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments on Markanday…
Taking into account how the right-winger has 17 goals and six assists to his name in 39 appearances with Tottenham’s U18 side, as well as 10 goals and 10 assists in 48 appearances for their U23 side, this shows just why Gold is excited about the 20-year-old, even though he hasn’t yet had the opportunity to show what he can do in the senior team.
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Moving forward, as Gold mentioned, if an opportunity arises for Markanday to leave Spurs on a loan deal in the upcoming January transfer window and play for a club where he can gather some regular playing experience, perhaps this would be the best option for him and his career development if he isn’t likely to be getting much playing time in Spurs’ first team.
In our view, with Spurs only having Lucas Moura in their squad that predominantly plays in the right-wing position, perhaps keeping Markanday around the senior squad could be useful for them and add some depth in that area.