It is just over two years since Marcus Rashford made his Manchester United debut.
The attacker made an instant impact at Old Trafford. He looked like a natural goalscorer and a potential future United and England regular.
But his development has stuttered somewhat over the last season-and-a-half.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival in the summer of 2016 forced Rashford out wide, where he has been less effective as a goalscorer.
And the January signing of Alexis Sanchez could reduce Rashford’s game time even more.
As a result, there have been suggestions the 20-year-old may have to leave United if he is to fulfil his clearly huge potential.
Former Chelsea striker Dennis Wise recently told Premier League Daily: “At some stage if he doesn’t get regular football that (leaving United) will be something of a consideration for him further down the line.” (Quote via Sky Sports).
The question is: would Rashford be an appropriate signing for Tottenham?
Mauricio Pochettino has an impressive track record when it comes to developing young English talent, and Rashford could thrive under his management.
Spurs have once again been linked with Wilfried Zaha in recent weeks, but there is an argument that Rashford would be more of an ideal signing.
He can play out wide or through the middle, meaning he could provide cover for Harry Kane as well as possibly partner Tottenham’s talisman.
Being English, Rashford would likely cost a lot of money – perhaps even more than Zaha. Still, it will be interesting to see if Spurs express an interest if he eventually becomes available.