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Dane Scarlett’s contract with Tottenham triggered after he turned 17

Sun 28 March 2021 | 18:16

The teenager has started his first professional deal at Tottenham when he turned 17.

Dane Scarlett

is expected to show his potentials at



Jose Mourinho

has provided the 17-year-old with a lot of first-team game time this season as he made his debut in the

Premier League

in January.

The Tottenham striker triggered a contract after his birthday which will keep him until 2023.

Tottenham stated:

“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.”

Scarlett was included in the pre-season preparations squad and had his debut in November when his side thrashed Ludogorets 4-0 in the Europa League group stage.

In the Premier League, he appeared as a substitute in their 2-0 victory over West Brom in February. He then featured in the Europa League battle against Wolfsberger where he contributed an assist.

Mourinho said post-match:

“Dane has incredible talent. I don’t want to speak too much because tomorrow I arrive in the building and the kid’s boss is going to kill me.

“I don’t want that so I don’t want to speak too well about him. I just want to say that he will be 17 next month and I want him to be part of the first-team squad next season.

“So this season he is there and here, goes to training sessions with us and matches with the kids of his age and trains there.

“Next season he has to be a first-team player. Immense talent. Very good physical development.

“He’s very good, he’s going to be very good. I hope that nothing is going to destroy that potential. He must have feet on the ground and head on his shoulders because he has a fantastic talent.”

source: SportMob