After a positive season on the pitch, the future looks bright at Tottenham Hotspur. A place in the Champions League has led to investment in the squad and some early dealing in the transfer market.
At the same time, Spurs are a club that likes to promote from within and develop youth where it can. The search for the next Harry Kane may take some time but there are at least three promising centre-forwards in the ranks who could continue to make progress and play their part in the first team.
Let’s take a look at next season’s targets before asking what’s next for our second string strikers.
Silverware of any description would be the main goal for Antonio Conte and his players. It’s been a long wait for a trophy and memories of that League Cup success over Chelsea in 2008 are starting to fade.
The EFL Cup and the FA Cup could be the more likely aims. Spurs are contesting the Premier League and the Champions League, but English football’s two domestic knockout competitions are more plausible targets.
Tottenham are fourth favourites for each trophy. Using odds supplied via the people at SportsBettingOnline, Conte’s men follow Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea.
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It’s a useful site to follow from a betting perspective but can any of these young strikers’ boost Tottenham’s chances next season?
He’s just signed a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2026 and, of all the emerging players on this list, Dane Scarlett was the only one who has yet to be sent out on loan.
That position could change this summer with stories that the 18-year-old could make a temporary switch to a Championship outfit for 2022/23. He’s played in ten senior games for Tottenham Hotspur up to this point and, while he’s yet to find the net, Scarlett has been prolific through the England junior levels.
A loan deal is the logical next step and it will be fascinating to see how Dane Scarlett develops next season.
At the age of 20, Troy Parrott is more advanced in his development. There is some speculation as to whether his time at Tottenham is up after a trio of loan spells have been less than productive.
Parrott has also struggled with injuries that could hamper his progress moving forward. There are, however, some positive signs and he made a welcome return to form in the final days of his loan deal with MK Dons. A goal and a sparkling all-round display for the Republic of Ireland against Scotland in June also suggest that he may yet have a bright future ahead.
Kion Etete signed for Spurs from Notts County in 2019 so, while he’s not necessarily a product of the academy, he’s still classed as an emerging striker. Etete hit the ground running with two goals on his debut for Northampton Town last season, but he was another player to be affected by injuries.
A further loan deal with Cheltenham Town has come to an end and it’s felt that he will be sent out to a Championship club next season in order to monitor his ongoing development. All three players show promise, but will any go on to become permanent fixtures in the Spurs’ first team?