DONE DEAL: Tottenham’s Dane Scarlett heading to Portsmouth on loan

It’s uncommon when a switch rumor strikes from the realm of ITK to a accomplished deal within the area of an hour, however that is what appears to have occurred with Dane Scarlett. In the previous hour or so a number of studies have emerged suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur’s younger striker Dane Scarlett is heading to League One aspect Portsmouth on loan for the upcoming season.

The rumors began with varied “In the Know” accounts on Twitter. We do not report on ITK right here, however we do observe them, as a result of they’re each attention-grabbing and morbidly hilarious. Rumors about Dane heading to Portsmouth emerged within the early afternoon right here in Eastern Time, and it snowballed from there with regional journalists reporting on it initially. First there was this from Portsmouth News journalist Neil Allen:

Less than an hour later, we went from “closing in on” to “finalized” with this report from the BBC’s Chris Wise.

And then! I wrote this text and was 10 seconds away from publishing when the membership confirmed it! Holy moly!

This is an enormous yr for Dane. Fresh off of profitable the U19 EUROS with England, the place he performed a key position in serving to the Young Lions to the title, he is thought-about the following massive factor at Tottenham (with apologies to Troy Parrott) and has nearly definitely the younger participant with the largest buzz that is come by way of the academy since Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho praised him (and even performed him a few instances) however over the previous yr Tottenham have slow-walked his growth.

Portsmouth could be his first loan, and boy howdy it is a massive one. Pompey have dropped to League One from their Premier League and FA Cup profitable heyday a decade in the past, however it’s nonetheless a huge south coast membership, one of many greatest within the area, with an unbelievable supporter base. Dane can have an unlimited likelihood to make an impression at a membership that may very well be a springboard to massive issues.

Does a profitable loan imply that he is within the first staff plans subsequent season? Unlikely. The child’s simply 18 years previous, and he’ll more than likely get no less than one shot within the Championship if no more. But a loan to Portsmouth is an enormous, massive alternative for the child.

I’m tremendous excited for this and for Dane. I hope he crushes it. Play up, Pompey, however provided that you give Dane minutes!

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