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'Heard a lot of good things': Agbonlahor raves about Spurs prodigy who could feature tonight

Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo has been urged by Gabriel Agbonlahor to consider replacing Harry Kane with Dane Scarlett in the Tottenham line-up.

The North Londoners are in Carabao Cup action against Wolves tonight.

Spurs, who reached the final last season, are hoping for a big confidence boost following their downturn in form.

Kane, who was linked with a move away last summer, is yet to score in the Premier League this season.

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Given the England captain’s lack of form and the North London derby coming up, Nuno could be tempted to rest him.

And Agbonlahor reckons Scarlett could be a good shout, suggesting he’d be hungrier than Kane on the pitch.

“Spurs maybe should even take Kane out the team,” the former Aston Villa striker told talkSPORT.

“If you’re a stronger manager, he doesn’t look happy, he’s not trying his hardest, he’s not playing for the team, get him out.

“Maybe put the young lad Scarlett in, I’ve heard a lot of good things about him.”

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Spurs have a “phenomenal” talent in their ranks

Scarlett is one of the most highly rated talents at Tottenham and has been tipped for a big future.

Last season, the 17-year-old scored 25 goals in just 24 appearances at age level.

He also made his Tottenham senior debut, featuring once in the Premier League and twice in the Europa League.

This term, Scarlett has been in and around the first team, with two Europa Conference League appearances under his belt.

Former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho rated the young striker very highly.

“Tottenham have a striker in Dane Scarlett, who, if everything goes well, is going to be phenomenal,” he told The Times.

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