Here are your Tottenham Hotspur morning headlines for Monday, March 29.
Dane Scarlett signs first pro contract
Tottenham have confirmed they have secured the services of young prospect Dane Scarlett until 2023 after his first professional contract was triggered following his 17th birthday.
Though some Spurs fans have expressed their concern at the short-term nature of the deal, it is common practice for academy scholars to have an extra two seasons added before the club will begin to negotiate a longer contract when Scarlett turns 18.
Scarlett recently became the youngest player to represent Spurs in the Premier League when he came on as a substitute in the home win over West Brom aged just 16 years and 320 days.
Tottenham confirmed on Sunday: “We are delighted to announce that Dane Scarlett’s first professional contract with the club has now been formalised. The contract for the young forward will run until 2023, having been triggered following his 17th birthday.”
Tottenham set to cut ties with a number of players in a bid to raise transfer funds
Jose Mourinho’s desire to bolster the strength of his playing staff will heavily depend on what members of the squad he can shift in the summer.
Much like every other club, Spurs’ finances have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic – only further hindering their chances of bringing in new talent in the transfer window.
Names that have been regular fixtures in the starting line-up for years are included in the ‘for sale’ category, with Mourinho keen to overhaul the side and build on what has been, so far, a mixed first full season at Tottenham.
Erik Lamela is one name regularly linked with the Spurs exit door, the Argentine has just one year left on his current deal in the summer and there is very little noise about a contract renewal.
Though it will not bring in any extra funds, loan signing Gareth Bale looks set to return to Real Madrid with Tottenham reportedly showing little interest in making a deal for their former star permanent.
But there could also be a surprise exit among them, with our Tottenham correspondent Alasdair Gold including Lucas Moura among the list of ten players who could leave this summer.
Tottenham prepare to battle Leicester for teenage striker
Tottenham are rumoured to be just one of many Premier League clubs interested in securing the services of Wahid Faghir from Danish side Vejle BK.
According to Sportslens, Leicester City have already had a £1million bid for the 18-year-old rejected.
It is not solely Premier League suitors, Faghir has also attracted interest from Dutch giants Ajax.
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Faghir already has five goals under his belt in the Danish Superliga this season, with reports suggesting the Dane is keen to test himself abroad.
This would make any offer from the Premier League tempting on his behalf, especially one from a club vying for Champions League football like Spurs.
Some Tottenham fans may question the idea of signing future prospects when the squad is in need of immediate strengthening, but Faghir may be a prospect too good to turn down.