Tottenham starlet tipped to give Jose Mourinho selection dilemma


Tottenham Hotspur are hoping for a big season.

After last season's disappointing campaign the hope in north London is that the club can truly kick on and fulfil their potential.

Spurs enjoyed a dream transfer window in which they brought in seven senior players, including Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon, Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius and Joe Rodon.

But while these stars are there to get results in the short-term, there's a real focus on preparing for the future as well.

Tottenham boast a number of talented young stars who look set to be the future of Jose Mourinho's side.

While some are relative household names already, others are going quietly about their business as they look to hone their craft in the pursuit of a successful career.

One player who fits into that category is Josh Oluwayemi.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper is highly rated by Daniel Levy and the Spurs coaching staff but is naturally a long way off the first team right now.


Oluwayemi is spending time on loan with Maidenhead United this term, but while he's plying his trade in the National League, Alasdair Gold has picked him out as a real player to watch in the coming years.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Gold said: "Josh Oluwayemi went out [on loan]. 19-year-old goalkeeper, he’s gone to Maidenhead United in the Conference.

“I know some people are only really that bothered about the first team but that’s actually quite a significant little loan move because for young goalkeepers it’s very difficult to get them loans; it really is.

“It’s not the easiest thing to do because a lot of clubs, maybe won’t take a chance on a young unproven goalkeeper and obviously at a club like Spurs, they’re not going to get minutes so to get Josh, who’s a very talented young ‘keeper out on loan in the Conference, he’ll play hopefully week in week out, senior football, men’s football, it can only be a real benefit to him.

“Keep an eye on him, he’s a talented lad, honestly. He’s been playing a lot of U23 matches in the last season or so and I think he can really push on with that.”


GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

With so much focus on first team football, it's not often that those in the club's youth set-up get much in the way of attention.

Josh Oluwayemi could be different though.

While the 19-year-old is currently a long way off competing with Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart for the number one jersey, he's certainly on the right path.

The main thing at this stage is for him to be playing regular, professional football - something that he's doing at the moment.

Who knows where his career will take him, but by going out and getting real match experience then he is certainly serving himself well to thrive at the north London club.

After all, Lloris has to retire one day...

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