Tottenham Starlet joins League One side on loan
Nile John celebrates scoring for the Under-23 side against Blackburn| Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty images 

Charlton Athletic have announced the loan signing of Nile John until the end of the season as they look to push themselves clear of the League One relegation fight.

The 18-year old midfielder has seven goals and two assists in 14 games for Wayne Burnett's Under-23 side so far this season. 

The Addicks currently sit in 14th in the league table but are just six points away from the relegation zone and will be looking to the talented youngster to help provide more goals to the side, with only two Charlton players scoring more than five goals so far this season.

Embed from Getty Images Charlton's Ben Purrington after the loss in the FA cup to Norwich City|Photo by Jacques Feeney/Getty Images

The White City born teenager was accompanied by Chris Powell, the Tottenham youth coach, who made 200 appearances for the South-London side as well as managing them for just over three years.

  • Highly-rated 

Charlton's owner, Thomas Sandgaard told the club website: "We have been really impressed with what we have seen when monitoring Nile. He is young, talented, energetic, creative and possesses a lot of attacking quality, I am looking forward to watching him play for Charlton."

The highly rated youngster has said: "I am over the moon, I am really looking forward to it. I am really excited to get out there and play for the fans and the badge."

  • Rinse and repeat

Charlton manager Johnnie Jackson has already helped nurture some brilliant midfield talents in his career such as Connor Gallagher of Chelsea and Joe Aribo of Rangers and Tottenham will be hoping he can do the same with John.

The midfielder was given his Tottenham debut in February 2021 by Jose Mourinho in the 4-0 home win over Wolfsberg in the Europa League and made his first start for the club in the 1-0 loss to FC Pacos de Ferreira in the Europa Conference League earlier this season. He has also represented England at various youth levels.

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