Which up and coming young starlets could join Tottenham first team next season?

As most Spurs supporters know, the academy has quite a few intriguing young players that could make their way into the first team next season and beyond. Who is potentially ready to make their mark?
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Despite the somewhat lack of success by Tottenham's first team over the past few seasons, the academy setup has been in much more of a celebratory mood over that same timeframe.

The youth teams have had many successful graduates, including players who left Spurs and had success elsewhere. Harry Kane is the best example, becoming one of the world's best strikers during his time with the first team before moving on to Bayern Munich last summer.

As the Lilywhites move towards the summer window, then the 2024/25 season, it looks as if their academy might once again produce some impact players for the first team. We've already seen cameos from young stars like Mikey Moore and Dane Scarlett, and there should be more to come next season.

If these players can get time on the pitch during the FA and Carabao Cup games to continue their development, then there's no telling what else they can do for manager Ange Postecoglou's squad next season and beyond.

Here are a few names to keep an eye on as we move forward.

5 up-and-coming young starlets who could join Tottenham first team next season

1. Mikey Moore

Appearing on Spurs' bench for the last five games of the Premier League season, Moore became the youngest (and 883rd) player to debut in club history, surpassing Scarlett's record from January 2021. We know that Postecoglou values youth, and if a player is up to his standard for the first team, he will include them.

After a season in which he scored 14 goals and racked up eight assists in just 12 appearances in the Under-18 Premier League, Moore could have a spot on the first team next season if a lot of things fall into place. Likely, he will at least make a few appearances in the Cup matches if not a start or two. It will be a lot of fun to see Moore continue to grow and develop entering his second year with the club.

2. Dane Scarlett

Currently a part of Tottenham's U-21 team, Scarlett has been a goal-scoring threat for the club's youth teams since he joined the setup. Turning 20 earlier this year, Scarlett returned to the side from his loan to Ipswich Town (which will play in the Premier League next season after promotion from the Championship) and appeared quite a few times on Big Ange's bench.

Scarlett is closer to playing a regular role in the first team come next season, but would probably benefit from one more loan to somewhere like a lower-table Premier League team or perhaps a club in Ligue 1 or La Liga. If he can get regular playing time next season, that would be the best thing for his development.

3. Alfie Devine

Still on loan to Plymouth Argyle (along with teammate Ashley Phillips, Devine has also shown quite a few flashes as to why he could be a part of next season's first team, at least for the Cup matchups. The young midfielder is a dynamic playmaker something Spurs desperately need, even with James Maddison in the starting XI the majority of the time. One of Spurs' biggest needs is another creative mind in the midfield, so why not give Devine a shot?

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4. Troy Parrott

One could say it is now or never for Parrott, as the 22-year-old comes off a very successful loan spell at Dutch side Excelsior Rotterdam last season. He scored 17 goals and notched five assists and seems poised to come back and reclaim a spot not only on the first team but potentially in the starting lineup at times as well.

One could argue the biggest need for the club right now is a true and decisive striker who can be clinical at times. Giving Parrott a shot might be worth it. If he doesn't show that he can deliver, then maybe it is time to move on. But we will never know if he isn't given a chance to show what he can do at the Premier League level.

5 Jamie Donley

The 19-year-old featured for Big Ange a few times last season, and he could also use more playing time in the Cup ties plus a possible loan next season. Still, his future is among the brightest at the club today. He had an excellent season for the Under-21s in 2023/24, notching 17 goal involvements (five goals and 12 assists) in 17 appearances in the Premier League 2. The Lilywhites need more offense to make Postecoglou's system work, and given more playing time, Donley could provide just that.

These are just a few of the names who can make both a short- and long-term impact at Spurs in the future. Defenders Alfie Dorrington and Ashley Phillips, midfielder Lucas Bergvall (plenty more on him coming in the future, believe that) and attackers Jude Soonsup-Bell and Will Lankshear all can change Tottenham's future for the better. Lilywhite fans all over the world desperately want the club to bring some silverware back to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium sooner rather than later.


With some of these lads in the first team, under Big Ange, those dreams could quickly become a reality.