Nile John named Spurs Scholar of the Year
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At the moment, there is a strong generation of players coming up in the academies of pretty much every Premier League and Championship team.

Whether you are in London or Manchester, England as a whole has done an amazing job at developing players over the years. 

One of the strongest academies in the Premier League is, without a doubt, Tottenham Hotspur's. 

Just last season, Spurs gave the opportunity to seven academy players to make their first team debut, which shows the importance the development squad has in N17.

Scholar of The Year

Academy midfielder, Nile John was named as Tottenham Hotspur's scholar of the year, award given yearly to the most outstanding youth player on and off the pitch.

The 18-year-old made his first team debut coming on as a substitute in the 2021 UEFA Europa League game against Wolfsberger, which ended up in a 4–0 win for Spurs.

John, who was recently called up to the England u19 squad this summer, played 26 academy games last season, including fixtures in the Premier League 2, U-18 Premier League and FA Youth Cup.

The London native could potentially go on loan to a League 2 side next season and start getting some pro experience already. 

According to Transfermarkt, John signed his first contract in North London in 2016 after spending time with FC Brentford, and is now worth 200 mil €. 

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Along with John, Jack Clarke, Harvey White, Alfie Whiteman, Dane Scarlett, Alfie Devine and Marcel Lavinier were the other six players to make their Spurs last season. 

Conference Football

Tottenham Hotspur finished seventh in the Premier League, which granted them a spot into the inaugural Europa Conference League.

This will be a great opportunity to keep developing academy players, as games against weak opponents in the early stages of the competition will be the perfect opportunity for the youth to showcase their talents.