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Armando Shashoua loan comes to an end so he's returning to Spurs (originally contract ending 30/6/20 so assume extended), quite thought he would stay there after his loan ended.
 
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Just surprised he didn't agree to join them full time and use them as a base to join a higher rated club in Spain later on - seems to like it over there, he speaks Spanish and has done quite well on loan there.
Is that the older or younger one? Are they at the same Spanish club?

I do realize I can Google this, but I believe you know more.
 
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Stoke City
Oakley-Boothe joined Stoke City on 31 January 2020 signing a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Oakley-Boothe made his debut for Stoke on 7 March 2020 in a 5–1 victory against Hull City where he provided the assist for Nick Powell for Stoke's fifth goal.
He made his first start for the club the final day of the season on 22 July 2020 in a 4–1 win against Nottingham Forest.

It was 1-1 when he was subbed off on 71.
 
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Is that the older or younger one? Are they at the same Spanish club?

I do realize I can Google this, but I believe you know more.
Armando is the younger one.

Sam was there the season before but moved on to Tenerife fc, (2nd tier Spanish football) before a loan back to Atletico Baleares (3rd tier) in January 2020 so now back to Tenerife.
 
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Alfie Devine

Devine was released by Liverpool's academy as an 11-year-old but has gone on to become one of the hottest young talents outside of the Premier League and was named player of the tournament at the SportChain Cup for England U16s in December.

He was part of Wigan's FA Youth Cup side that reached the quarter-finals this season for the first time in their history, seeing off Tottenham along the way.

He had been training with Wigan's first team and only signed a new long-term deal a month ago before they went into that administration but Spurs soon swooped with a £300,000 fee that will help Devine's old club.


Dennis Cirkin

A left-back for the U18sDennis leapfrogged the U23s development squad stage to become part of Mourinho's squad and the Portuguese told football.london that Cirkin will be promoted to the first team next season.

Cirkin, born in Ireland but having lived in England since he was three, has a great engine on him and excellent technical ability.

The Portuguese gave him a spot on the bench for the FA Cup replay against Middlesbrough and against Southampton and then the Premier League match against Everton.


Troy Parrott

Parrott only turned 18 in February but made his Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup debuts this season and was handed his first senior Republic of Ireland cap by Mick McCarthy.

Parrott scored 11 goals in seven games for Spurs' U23s, U19s and U18s this season but even without a fit senior striker, Mourinho maintained that he wasn't ready yet.

After the restart, Parrott needed to have his appendix removed which meant he only returned in the final days of the season to training.

Championship clubs are lining up to take the young Irishman on loan next season, with Millwall very keen.
 
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Harvey White

Another 18-year-old, the central midfielder has impressed Mourinho with his versatility and he was involved in the training matches, including the one against Norwich, ahead of the restart.

The Portuguese has since put him on the bench in the Premier League three times, for the games against Manchester United, Bournemouth and Newcastle.

It has topped off a busy season for White, who made 29 appearances this season, turning out for the U23s, U19s and and at times the U18s, chipping in with seven goals and four assists.

White caught the eye of Pochettino in the summer, showing that versatility by playing at left-back against Juventus and Manchester United during the tour to Asia.

White can sit in a deeper role or help link up with the attacking players and his set-piece ability catches the eye. His corners are consistently dangerous and he's always a threat from free-kicks, having scored with some top drawer strikes in recent years.

Malachi Fagan-Walcott

It might have been a night to forget for Tottenham in Leipzig in March but for Malachi Fagan-Walcott it was one to remember as he was named on the bench for the Champions League last 16 second leg match following Davinson Sanchez's injury.

He even got to come on in the final minutes to make his Tottenham debut in the biggest competition of all.

He turned 18 the next day and has stepped up from the U18s to become a regular for the U23s in Premier League 2 this season, scoring once.

The England U18 international is a talented young defender, with strength, good anticipation and technique and also has experience of taking on older Football League players in the EFL Trophy.

Mourinho has confirmed that Fagan-Walcott will also step up next season to become a member of the first team squad and with Ledley King joining the coaching staff and expected to work with the defenders, the teenager couldn't have two better people to work with for his position.

First the youngster must recover from a successful knee operation he underwent this month after picking up an injury in training with Mourinho's men.
 
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J'Neil Bennett

Bennett suffered from his own injury problems this season but looked to be on the rise again before academy football was shut down.

Bennett, who turned 18 in December, missed the start of the season through injury but made up for lost time by scoring in six of his 10 U18 Premier League matches before the campaign was curtailed.

He's also netted in the UEFA Youth League and has laid on four assists in all competitions.

The speedy England U18 international is a versatile attacker, naturally a left winger despite bring right-footed but also able to play on the right or up front if required.


Bennett made history as the first ever goalscorer at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, curling a wonderful, fitting shot into the net as the U18s beat Southampton in the first test event at the stadium, in front of almost 30,000 fans.

He's still raw as many young players are, but he's get terrific potential and if he keeps working hard Mourinho will take notice.

Bennett is also represented by Base, who are the agency for a number of the Premier League's top young talents including Dele Alli and James Maddison.


Kion Etete

With Spurs spending money on bringing Devine in this week, it's worth noting that they did the same for Kion Etete last summer.

Etete was starting to step up more regularly to the development squad following his £200,000 move last summer from Notts County.

The 18-year-old is also an archetypal Mourinho-style striker. The big 6ft 4ins striker made four appearances in League Two for the Magpies last season as well as appearing in the FA Cup before moving to north London.

His progress at Spurs was interrupted by some niggling injury problems but he still managed a decent record of eight goals in 13 U18 matches with one goal in two appearances for the U19s in the UEFA Youth League.

The Derby-born forward has good control and awareness while his big frame makes him difficult to handle for defenders.

Spurs don't have anyone else like him in the first team and should Parrott get his loan move, particularly if the club sign a new striker during this transfer window, then Etete might be next in line for minutes in the cups if he impresses.
 
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J'Neil Bennett

Bennett suffered from his own injury problems this season but looked to be on the rise again before academy football was shut down.

Bennett, who turned 18 in December, missed the start of the season through injury but made up for lost time by scoring in six of his 10 U18 Premier League matches before the campaign was curtailed.

He's also netted in the UEFA Youth League and has laid on four assists in all competitions.

The speedy England U18 international is a versatile attacker, naturally a left winger despite bring right-footed but also able to play on the right or up front if required.


Bennett made history as the first ever goalscorer at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, curling a wonderful, fitting shot into the net as the U18s beat Southampton in the first test event at the stadium, in front of almost 30,000 fans.

He's still raw as many young players are, but he's get terrific potential and if he keeps working hard Mourinho will take notice.

Bennett is also represented by Base, who are the agency for a number of the Premier League's top young talents including Dele Alli and James Maddison.


Kion Etete

With Spurs spending money on bringing Devine in this week, it's worth noting that they did the same for Kion Etete last summer.

Etete was starting to step up more regularly to the development squad following his £200,000 move last summer from Notts County.

The 18-year-old is also an archetypal Mourinho-style striker. The big 6ft 4ins striker made four appearances in League Two for the Magpies last season as well as appearing in the FA Cup before moving to north London.

His progress at Spurs was interrupted by some niggling injury problems but he still managed a decent record of eight goals in 13 U18 matches with one goal in two appearances for the U19s in the UEFA Youth League.

The Derby-born forward has good control and awareness while his big frame makes him difficult to handle for defenders.

Spurs don't have anyone else like him in the first team and should Parrott get his loan move, particularly if the club sign a new striker during this transfer window, then Etete might be next in line for minutes in the cups if he impresses.
Decent selection of our youth.

Still quite a few more that could have been mentioned including :

Brandon Austin - GK
TJ Eyoma - CB/RB (if he recover the form he had in preseason 2018 before a year of training with Poch and last season when he was recoering from injuries)
Brooklyn Lyons Foster - CB/FB. Went on pre-season 2019 without playing, possibly as he's quite a lightweight.
Jamie Bowden - Deep lying midfield player/DM. Also went on preseason 2019 but only a few minutes
Jack Roles - Versatile AM playing left right and centre or CM.....and score goals/assists.
Dilan Markanday - Goal creator
Rodel Richards - Winger/striker

All the above have played u23's and arguably could/should be on JM's radar in case he needs re-inforcements. There's a few others who might argue they deserve a place on the above list too.

Younger players who probably aren't first team ready but might be in 12 months would include Dermi Lusala (RB/CB) who could solve Spurs RB problems for the next decade.

We don't lack talent coming through, what they do miss is the opportunity to play and gain experience. So delighted that Spurs seem to be resuming loaning players out to lower leagues or overseas to gain experience. We could and should be aiming to bring through into the first team one or two players a season.
 
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Jack Roles will be an interesting one, obviously did very well in League Two so you'd assume he'd be looking at at potentially a Championship club for his next step, at least a League One team anyway.
 
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Austin, Lusala, Tanganga, Malachi-Walcott, Cirkin, Skipp, Devine, White, Bennett, Parrott, Etete

A few others like Robson etc who look promising, In all fairness we don’t have a bad academy set up by the sound of things really.
Totally agree.
That's 11 players of whom most will be playing regular Champ or EPL football within a couple of years IMO.
The $64,000 question is-who will be at Spurs?
 
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Stopspot

Now I'm a big fat dynamo!
Jack Roles will be an interesting one, obviously did very well in League Two so you'd assume he'd be looking at at potentially a Championship club for his next step, at least a League One team anyway.
Yup. It will be interesting to see where he ends up next season.
 
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Jack Roles will be an interesting one, obviously did very well in League Two so you'd assume he'd be looking at at potentially a Championship club for his next step, at least a League One team anyway.
I would love Roles to be our kind of Mason Mount. He looks a very talented attacking midfielder,good intelligent movement and passing and can score goals
 
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I would love Roles to be our kind of Mason Mount. He looks a very talented attacking midfielder,good intelligent movement and passing and can score goals
Who knows, I think perhaps he should be out on loan once again at a Championship side to get experience at a higher level, and to test him in a more challenging league but he could well become a similar player to us like Mount did. Big difference in the two though, with Mount playing a season in the Championship and on top of that it was under his now boss too, who will know how best to use the player.
 
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Connor is a regular for the Gills. 41 apps, mainly if not all starts, and 4 goals including 3 winning goals in 1-0 victories.
Gills finished comfortable mid-table.

Connor Ogilvie named Player of the Year
Defender wins main award during Gills virtual Player of the Year awards ceremony.
 
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Connor Ogilvie named Player of the Year
Defender wins main award during Gills virtual Player of the Year awards ceremony.

Well done to Connor Ogilvie

Was a little surprised when Poch first arrived he didn't take a closer look at him - a LB much in the playing mould of Davies (which might have put Poch off), Ogilvie is a good defender with a wand of a left boot when he gets up the pitch that can certainly damage the opposition whether via an assist or goal. Only real surprise is that he's stayed at Gillingham (no offence to Gillingham) when imo if he decided to, he could play at a higher level.
 
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