Oliver Skipp is the most recent academy gem to have broken into the first-team at Tottenham Hotspur but who could be next in line?
Spurs boss Nuno Santo is blessed with a very promising youth set-up, one that has seen the likes of Harry Kane and Harry Winks establish themselves as senior stars.
One player who is currently delivering for the U23 squad is Harvey White, who has provided three goals and three assists from defensive midfield across seven appearances in the EFL Trophy and the Premier League 2.
The 20-year-old prodigy returned from a loan spell at League One giants Portsmouth in the summer and evidently, he’s been kept at the club for a reason, rather than going out on a second temporary stint away from N17.
He may be a little behind Skipp in his development but given how quickly his midfield counterpart rose through the system, that could soon change.
Pompey boss Danny Cowley tipped White for big things during his time at Fratton Park, telling local reporters:
“Harvey is going to be a good player and got real maturity beyond his years. He’s a really intelligent footballer. He watches loads of football, understands it and gets it.
“You only have to tell him an instruction once. He’s like a sponge and you’ll tell him something once and then he’ll be doing it. He’s so easy to coach, a coach’s dream.
“He’s got a great attitude, good pitch coverage now we’re trying to get him used to the combative nature of the transitional game in League One he’s probably not used to in development football.”
The diminutive 5 foot 6 dynamo has already made his first-team debut for the club, coming off the bench against Ludogorets in the Europa League last season, whilst he also featured in their FA Cup whitewash of non-league outfit Marine.
On the above evidence, if he continues his fine form for the U23s, he could well be the next in line to be granted a chance by Nuno.
White may well be the next to follow Skipp into first-team stardom.