Son of Teemu Tainio leaves Tottenham Hotspur academy to play under his father in Finland
London, UK. 17 December, 2018 Maximus Tainio of Tottenham Hotspur during FA Youth Cup, third round match between Millwall and Tottenham Hotspur at The Den Ground, London. (Photo by Action Foto Sport/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur academy starlet Maximus Tainio has left the club to reunite with his father, former Spurs midfielder Teemu Tainio, at FC Haka - who is managed by Teemu. 

The youngster, who is a current Finland U19 youth international, is a versatile midfielder, who can also fill in at right-back.

He joins FC Haka, who achieved promotion to the Finnish top tier last year, who also last competed in a European competition back in 2008 when they were knocked out by Brøndby IF of Denmark.

Who may make the step up to the first team from the academy?

Exciting young prospects Harvey White and Dennis Cirkin have both been training with the first team since training at Tottenham resumed.

White, an 18-year-old box-to-box midfielder who can also fill in at left-back, is already considered at Tottenham the entire club's best set piece taker, despite never appearing in the first team.

Cirkin, also 18, is an exciting left-back who has already been named before in the first team match day squad - so Jose Mourinho clearly rates him highly.

It is believed that the fast-track of Cirkin and White into the first team may save the club money by filling in areas of weakness.

Another prospect to keep an eye out for next season is Malachi Fagan- Walcott, who made his debut for Spurs this season against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

Fagan-Walcott is a rapid centre-back who is a former district 200m sprint champion - many view him and Japhet Tanganga as the future of Tottenham's defence.

Troy Parrott to leave on loan?

In an interview with Football Insider Leeds United and Coventry City striker Noel Whelan said he believes Troy Parrott is an 'immense talent' and needs to go out on loan to a Championship club.

Parrott celebrated his 18th birthday back in February, but has still yet to score in the first team at Spurs, and that illusive first goal may be on hold a little bit longer as Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane both return to full fitness.

On top of that, Parrott recently had his appendix removed, and the surgery means that he will be back in training at the end of June, after the Premier League season is scheduled to restart.

“He is a player that has got immense talent," Whelan said.

“He needs to get out on loan for a full season to a very good Championship side who play a good style of football. He needs to find out more about himself.”

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