Ian Wright has told his Wrighty’s House podcast that Tottenham Hotspur teenager Alfie Devine’s movement before netting on his senior debut for Spurs against Marine was “fantastic” – and backed him to develop at the north London club.
Devine, 16, joined Tottenham in the summer as Spurs took advantage of Wigan’s financial issues to lure Devine to the capital for a bargain figure of £500,000. Since then, his rise has been exponential, already becoming a regular for the Under-23’s.
Having scored twice in seven Under-18 Premier League games for Spurs, Devine then netted on his Under-23 debut. His name hit the headlines when he was sent off for a horrendous tackle on Danny Drinkwater, with the Chelsea man also being sent off.
He has that nastiness that Jose Mourinho seemingly likes and was handed his debut on Sunday against Marine. He took the chance, cutting inside from the left flank and lashing a ball at the neat post – and Wright has given his verdict on his podcast.