Tottenham Hotspur youngster Dane Scarlett is conjuring up a lot of excitement among those at the north London club over his potential.
This has been suggested by Alasdair Gold, with the reliable Spurs correspondent discussing some of Tottenham’s young prospects on his latest YouTube video.
Scarlett left the Lilywhites for the first time this summer on a season-long loan deal to League One side Portsmouth, where he has made a bright start to life on the south coast.
In search of some regular first-team action in the men’s game, Scarlett has certainly been offered that by Danny Cowley, with his nine appearances in League One seeing him provide three goals and an assist (via Transfermarkt).
This bright start, coupled with the 18-year-old’s impressive returns in the youth divisions, has those at Spurs excited for what could lie ahead for the youngster, according to Gold.
Asked whether Scarlett or fellow Spurs loanee Troy Parrott would become the better attacking talent, he said: “It’s down to them, to be honest with you.
“I think if you ask people around the club, certainly there’s a lot of excitement about Dane. And obviously, he’s younger, and they believe that he can be the very best. But everyone was saying that about Troy as well.”
TIF Thoughts on Gold’s comments…
Scarlett is certainly showing his potential now in the men’s game, which, in comparison to Troy Parrott’s recent loans, is showing a lot of promise.
Who has the bigger potential?
Harry Kane is now edging closer to the age of 30, and although his level of performance is showing no signs of slowing down, there will surely be an eye on life after Kane from those at Spurs.
And Jose Mourinho has already spoken highly of the young striker, saying last summer: “I know he’s still very young, just 17, and it is probably too early for the next World Cup, but Tottenham Hotspur have a striker in Dane Scarlett, who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal. For England, there is lots of promise.”
That said, it is obviously still very early days in Scarlett’s career, but it is certainly impressive to see him taking to life in the men’s game at the age of just 18.
Spurs did not bring in a direct backup for Kane in the summer, so if Scarlett is able to keep up this form over the season, it will be interesting to see if he is promoted to the senior Spurs squad next term.