Tottenham sensation Alfie Devine close to January transfer - Sources

By Wayne Veysey

11th Dec, 2022 | 7:00am

Sources: Tottenham midfielder Alfie Devine closes in on 1 January move

Tottenham sensation Alfie Devine is expected to complete a January loan move soon after holding further talks over a deal, sources have told Football Insider.

The attacking midfielder, 18, has been given the green light by Spurs to join an EFL club for the second half of the season in the upcoming window.

Devine is believed to be talking to multiple clubs as he looks to head to a club that can provide him with regular first-team football.

Spurs believe Devine has progressed beyond Under-21s football and needs to playing in the senior game for the next stage of his development.

Devine became the youngest player in Tottenham’s history when he made his first-team debut in January 2021 aged 16 years and 163 days.

Capped by England at Under-19 level, he is yet to add to that appearance but has been a regular for Spurs Under-21s in Premier League 2.

He played in five of their six matches at that level before the mid-season break.

After starting the season injured, Devine has now made 12 appearances for Spurs’ various youth sides, scoring three goals and supplying one assist.

He is a versatile midfielder, capable of operating in central roles as well as higher up the pitch in various attacking positions and has even filled in at centre-forward.

In March, Tottenham expert and Football Insider pundit John Wenham, of Lilywhite Rose, told this site that Devine’s development was being stagnated by staying at Spurs.

When it emerged Devine would be staying at Spurs for the foreseeable future, Wenham said, “I feel he’s had another year of his development wasted.”

Devine has made 58 total appearances for Tottenham’s various youth sides.

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