‘De Bruyne’s successor’; ‘The next Son’: 3 Spurs youngsters to watch in 2022
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'De Bruyne's successor'; 'The next Son': 3 Spurs youngsters to watch in 2022

Tottenham Hotspur have some top talents coming through the ranks.

Harry Kane is obviously Spurs’ best academy graduate for a long time, while Oliver Skipp is also shining.

But there are other Tottenham youngsters who look promising and could enjoy success in the coming years.

The Boot Room looks at three Spurs academy gems to watch out for in 2022.

Maksim Paskotsi

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Paskotsi has been making waves in the Spurs academy since joining in September 2020.

The 18-year-old had already debuted for Flora Tallinn’s senior team when he arrived at N17.

Paskotsi marked his debut for Spurs’ Under-18s with a goal, an assist and a clean sheet.

Since then, the Estonian has clocked up one Spurs senior appearance, plus 25 for Tottenham at age level.

He is also a fully-fledged Estonia international, boasting an impressive 11 caps at senior level.

One fan has compared Paskotsi to former Tottenham gem Juan Foyth.

Nile John

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The 18-year-old midfielder joined Spurs when he was seven.

He has risen through the ranks at Hotspur Way and has been in sensational form for Wayne Burnett’s side.

His Premier League 2 stats this term show he’s outgrown the competition – 13 appearances, 7 goals, 3 assists.

The Daily Mail’s Secret Scout spoke highly of John in May.

“Skilful on the ball with boundless energy, he harried the opposition midfield and showed great decision-making,” they wrote.

“The ability to spot a pass and dispatch it quickly is a real gift.

“His skills have been knitted together with his work-rate and pace, and his dribbling is used to good effect.”

Dilan Markanday

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The 20-year-old attacking ace has been a cut above for Spurs Under-23s this term.

Markanday has a staggering 11 goals and five assists from just 13 PL2 appearances this season.

He also has two assists from three EFL Trophy matches.

Markanday has already debuted for Tottenham’s seniors too, featuring against Vitesse in the Conference League.

He cites Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Arjen Robben and Riyad Mahrez amongst his idols.

And fans have compared Markanday to the likes of Son Heung-min and Jermain Defoe.

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