Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has insisted that he’s confident the club are capable of producing many more future stars to follow in Harry Kane’s footsteps.
The 23-year-old came through the youth ranks at White Hart Lane and has matured and developed into a top-class player for the senior side over the last two-and-a-half seasons.
Having reached a landmark at the weekend with his 100th career goal with his tally for this season up to 22 in 27 appearances in all competitions, he’s certainly paved the way and given belief to others within the club that they can make it at the top level if they have the talent and work hard.
Harry Winks and Josh Onomah are just two more academy graduates to make the step up, and Levy is confident that there will be plenty more to come too after the club opted to focus on their infrastructure and developing young players.
“We strongly believe to have a sustainable football club you need to have an Academy that produces players for your first team,” he told a Tottenham documentary on NBC, as quoted by The Mirror.
“When you have players that come through the academy they have Spurs in their blood and I think you tend to get more out of a home-grown player than just buying in a player.”
Levy went on to add that the club’s new stadium is crucial to continuing to improve their financial situation and putting them in a position to spend big to rival other top clubs in Europe.
Further, with the limitations that it will initially bring, being able to rely on a strong base from their youth system will also give Mauricio Pochettino a useful source to hopefully bring through more players like Kane and develop them into key first-team players in the coming years with Tottenham seemingly having a very bright future in front of them.