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Antonio Conte could save Spurs millions with Nile John

While Antonio Conte is a manager renowned for his considerable spending in the transfer market, the current crop of youth players at Tottenham Hotspur is a very promising one indeed – something which could well see a change in approach from the Italian.

At present, academy graduates Japhet Tanganga and Oliver Skipp are in and around the Spurs starting XI on a regular basis, while the likes of Harvey White, Troy Parrott, Dane Scarlett, Alfie Devine and Nile John look as if they could go on to break into the first-team setup in the not-too-distant future.

The latter of these up-and-coming prospects, central midfielder John, appears to be a particularly exciting talent, with the 18-year-old having been in remarkable form for the Lilywhites’ under-23 side so far this season.

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Indeed, over his 13 Premier League 2 appearances in the current campaign, the £180k-rated teenager has scored a highly impressive seven goals, as well as providing his teammates with three assists.

The latest of the youngster’s 2021/22 haul came in a 3-0 win over Manchester City’s under-23 side on Saturday afternoon, with the midfielder finishing the day with two goals and one assist to his name. The second of John’s goals was a rather special curling effort into the far corner, clipping the crossbar on its way into the net.

Furthermore, Football.London journalist Alasdair Gold also appears to be a big fan of the youngster, describing him as a player with “great feet,” as well as stating his belief that the midfielder possesses “real quality.”

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As such, while Conte may well need to dip into the January transfer window if he is to steer Tottenham to a top-four finish in the league this season, it may well be a wise move for the 52-year-old to take a closer look at John before signing a new central midfielder.

Indeed, should the 18-year-old be able to replicate his Premier League 2 form upon being unleashed in the first team, he could end up saving Conte and Spurs millions of pounds in transfer fees.

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