Tottenham may have found long-term Kane replacement as 'phenomenal' footage emerges - Whelan
Tottenham may have the next Harry Kane on their books in Dane Scarlett, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds and Middlesbrough forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the club will have high hopes for the 17-year-old in the coming seasons.
Scarlett has been training with the first team in pre-season and scored a fine goal in a 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient last Saturday.
The centre-forward became Tottenham’s youngest ever Premier League player last season at the age of 16 years and 320 days.
He was described by former manager Jose Mourinho as “phenomenal” last week.
A product of the Spurs academy, Scarlett will be hoping to follow the pathway trod by England captain Harry Kane in north London.
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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the early signs showed Scarlett to be capable of emulating Kane, Whelan said:
“The club will hope he can come through an emulate Kane. that’s for sure.
“He is a gem and it is just about nurturing that talent he has now. They will want him to be the next big talent to come out of the football club.
“It takes a long time to figure out your game but he looks like a player who is ready to make an impact on first team football already.
“The club have high ambitions for him and have already put trust in him. He is showing what he can do in pre-season.
“I always believe that if you are good enough, you are old enough. Age means nothing if he can handle the pressure.
“He is not going to hit 20 in his first season, if he did he would be a real star but there’s no reason why he can’t make a contribution and eventually be that star.”