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In The Pipeline: The Spurs youngsters who could make history on June 1

Tottenham Hotspur have called a number of youngsters into their provisional squad ahead of the Champions League final on June 1, per Football.London.

Spurs will take on Liverpool in Madrid after a phenomenal run of form in Europe that has seen them beat Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and Ajax.

And manager Mauricio Pochettino has named a 30-man provisional squad ahead of the showpiece; he is able to name a 23-man selection for the match itself, meaning 12 players will sit on the bench.

Several of the youngsters, then, have the opportunity to be involved as Spurs look to win the competition for the first time in their history; Oliver Skipp, George Marsh, TJ Eyoma, Luke Amos, Alfie Whiteman, Brandon Austin and Jamie Bowden have all been named in the panel.

Football FanCast takes a closer look at each prospect…


Just 17, defensive-minded midfielder Bowden is the youngest player included in the squad but he has already played at Under-23 level, making 12 appearances. The teenager was also included in the matchday squad against City and was photographed after the victory, celebrating alongside Fernando Llorente on the pitch.


The youngster most likely to make it onto the bench, Skipp has made his first-team breakthrough this season. He has made 12 senior appearances for the club and has been on the bench in Champions League ties against Ajax, Dortmund and Barcelona. He has also been in the starting XI twice in the Premier League.


At the age of 20, the defensive midfielder appears to be on the precipice of a first-team breakthrough. He has played 47 times for the Under-23s and made his senior debut in the FA Cup earlier this season, playing 25 minutes in the 7-0 thrashing of Tranmere Rovers.


A 19-year-old right-back, Eyoma played 11 minutes in defence against Tranmere earlier this season and has played 33 times for the Under-23s in total. An England youth international, having been capped up to Under-19 level, he won the World Cup with the Under-17s.


It remains to be seen if Amos will actually make it at Spurs. He is 22 but has played just two minutes for the first-team, in the 2-1 2018 win over Newcastle United in the Premier League. He has also been out on loan, playing for Southend United in 2017 and Stevenage in 2018.


A 20-year-old goalkeeper, Whiteman could well be the third-choice next season if Michel Vorm leaves this summer. Capped at various youth levels by England, he has been on the bench for Spurs three times in the Premier League, against Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town.


Another inexperienced goalkeeper, Austin’s contract runs out this summer and his numbers don’t paint him in the best light; he has conceded 59 goals in 31 games for the Under-23s and has kept just four clean sheets. He has played for the United States at Under-18 level but has yet to be included in a Spurs’ matchday squad.

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