The stats that prove Tottenham are the Premier League top guns at developing talent
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham and Southampton top the list for the number of academy graduates in their current Premier League squad.
The Mail have revealed how many academy prospects have been promoted to the first-team in each of the 20 clubs in the top-flight.
The report details that Harry Kane, Tom Carroll, Josh Onomah and Harry Winks have all been listed in Spurs’ Premier League squad for the 2016/17 campaign, after progressing from the club’s academy.
Southampton also have four representatives in their squad and James Ward-Prowse is the most senior of them.
Meanwhile Bournemouth, Burnley and Hull are the only teams that do not have a single academy graduate.
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Kane is the standout player to develop through the Spurs youth system in recent years and has become a crucial player for Mauricio Pochettino.
The 23-year-old thrived on loan spells at Leyton Orient, Millwall, Norwich and Leicester during his development.
Kane has now become the club’s first-choice striker and scored 65 goals in 131 appearances for the club.
Carroll, Onomah and Winks will all be hopeful of first-team opportunities this season and may be called into action with the club’s busy fixture list across European and domestic competitions.
In other Tottenham team news, Ryan Mason has revealed why he left the club.