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Nathan Wood should be the long-term left-back solution at Tottenham

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Nathan Wood should be the long-term left-back solution at Tottenham

As Mauricio Pochettino continues to build his Tottenham Hotspur squad for the future, one of the main items on his agenda will surely be looking for a new left-back.

Danny Rose and Ben Davies rotate duties at the moment but Spurs fans want a youngster to eventually replace them.

Many names have been mentioned with regards to this role, including Fulham wonder-kid Ryan Sessegnon.

But a cheaper, and potentially better, option for a long-term solution is Nathan Wood of Middlesbrough.

Wood is Middlesbrough’s youngest ever player, having made his debut earlier this season aged just 16 years and 72 days.

 

The talented teenager is ranked as one of the country’s hottest prospects and Boro hold him with high regard.

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With three senior appearances to his name already, all of which came in the EFL Cup, it is clear to see just how highly Tony Pulis rates Wood.

The 16-year-old is already miles ahead of most other players his age and is making the step up to senior football impressively.

Wood’s style of play is particularly attractive for Spurs, as he can also play as a winger, making him the perfect attack-minded wing-back.

His main qualities include his leadership, having captained England at youth level, and his searing pace.

Tottenham could land their long-term Rose successor and one of the country’s hottest prospects if they target the England under-17 starlet.

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NCTJ-qualified sports journalist with a passion for playing and writing about football. West Ham fan.

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