Report: 16-year-old Tottenham youngster to be called into first-team training by Nuno
Alfie Devine will be part of Tottenham’s first-team squad under Nuno next season, the Athletic report.
The central midfielder is still only 16, but he has already been identified as a potential star of the future by Tottenham.
in the latest update it is claimed that Spurs value both Devine and Dane Scarlett very highly, which means neither of the pair will be loaned out.
Big vote of confidence
Instead, the youngsters will train with Tottenham’s first team all season under Nuno, which could be great for their development.
Some of Spurs’ players returned to pre-season training earlier this week, but neither of the young duo are yet to be spotted in senior training.
That being said when they return they are expected to be assessed by Nuno.
For all Jose Mourinho’s past criticism for failing to play youngsters, he clearly had faith in both Devine and Scarlett.
Mourinho consistently spoke highly of Scarlett’s talents, while Devine became Tottenham’s youngest ever scorer last year.
The 16-year-old netted against Marine in the FA Cup, and it remains to be seen whether he will be given more game time in Spurs’ first-team under Nuno.