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Who is Harvey White, Tottenham’s highly-ranked first-year scholar?

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Who is Harvey White, Tottenham’s highly-ranked first-year scholar?

On Tuesday, the Guardian compiled a ranking of each Premier League club’s top first-year academy scholar, and Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harvey White represented his team in the prestigious list.

Born in September 2001, the 17-year-old is a versatile defensive midfielder who can also play left back and centre-half with remarkable ease.

White has already attracted the attention of first team manager Mauricio Pochettino, training with the senior squad last month in a high-profile gesture of support from the Argentine.

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The Guardian praised White’s “dangerous set-piece delivery,” “sound passing,” and his “intelligence and versatility,” eye-catching attributes that hint at the makings of an exciting prospect.

The Spurs academy player sounds like the latest in a long list of impressive youth team stars at the north London club, and with Pochettino’s faith in him, White has the potential to break through at Tottenham.

The Tottenham manager has shown a willingness to expose youth players to the first-team fray, with fellow youngster Oliver Skipp making the bench versus Cardiff City this weekend.

With the impressive honour of being named as Tottenham’s top first-year scholar, White has an immensely bright future in north London and can make a name for himself under Pochettino.

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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