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Espirito Santo needs to look closer at 20-year-old Tottenham gem, he's 'very talented'

Tottenham have a proud history with their youth academy and Harvey White could be the next in line to ask questions of Nuno Espirito Santo.

The youngster spent the second half of last season on loan at Portsmouth. In 22 games, he scored once and claimed one assist, with Danny Cowley utilising him as the midfield anchor.

White wasn’t sent on loan for the 2021/22 campaign. Instead, he’s back at Tottenham and has played a starring role in the Premier League 2 campaign.

The 20-year-old has been playing either as a defensive midfielder or slightly further forward as part of a double pivot. He has registered three assists and scored once during seven games.

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White has also netted twice in the EFL Trophy. He scored a brace in a 4-3 win over Stevenage as a young Tottenham side upstaged their League opposition.

These are the things that should be alerting Espirito Santo. Although he has a plethora of midfield talent, there’s enough evidence that White can do a job.

Right now, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg finds himself playing each and every game and having White as an understudy might be ideal.

Nobody is saying that White should be waltzing into the senior ranks, but perhaps it’s time for the boss to be taking a closer look at him in the coming weeks.

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White was on the bench last week as Spurs thrashed NS Mura 5-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Perhaps here tells a story as to where Espirito Santo can utilise the youngster.

Jose Mourinho previously called White a ‘very talented kid’. He did also claim back in January that he perhaps wasn’t ready for the physical demands of the Premier League.

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With Oliver Skipp, Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Harry Winks all vying for midfield spots, White isn’t going to just become a first-team regular.

Now could be the perfect time to get him in and around the senior ranks on a more frequent basis, however.

Tottenham’s history with academy players is extensive and White deserves a chance to make a case for his inclusion.

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