Jose Mourinho is expected to continue his recent record of giving opportunities to youngsters – with teenager Dennis Cirkin set to earn himself a role in the Portuguese’s first-team set up, according to Football Insider.
The Tottenham boss has already handed debuts to Japhet Tanganga – who is now a regular in the senior side – Troy Parrott, and most recently, 18-year-old Malachi Fagan-Walcott, who came on in stoppage-time against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
And the report from Football Insider is suggesting that Cirkin, who only signed his first professional contract at Spurs back in November, could save the club from spending £30m on another left-back this summer – with Mourinho’s coaching staff already impressed with his performances for the U18s.
Despite hardly featuring for the U23s, Cirkin has already been involved with the first-team for the FA Cup games against Middlesbrough and Southampton, although the 18-year-old was an unused substitute in both ties.
However, it appears as if those opportunities won’t be the last for Cirkin, although the full-back, who can also play at centre-back, will have to recover from suffering a foot injury in February when football finally returns amid the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tottenham are in desperate need of some investment to their squad, but it’s great to see Mourinho continue the theme set by Mauricio Pochettino of bringing youth through.