The teenage midfielder has committed his future to the north London team until 2024
Tottenham’s youngest player and goalscorer, Alfie Devine, has signed his first professional contract.
Devine landed a new three-year contract with Spurs after his 17th birthday on Sunday and will stay in north London until 2024.
The English midfielder scored a goal on his A debut for Tottenham last season, making history and hoping to establish himself in the first-team squad under new head coach Nuno Espirito Santo in 2021-22.
What was said
Spurs has confirmed the news in an official statement on their website, which reads: “We are delighted to announce that Alfie Devine has signed his first professional contract with the club. The young midfielder, who turns 17th birthday today, signed a contract. ” that runs until 2024. “
Devine’s unforgettable debut
Devine joined Tottenham from Wigan last summer and made his first appearance for the club in the third round of the FA Cup duel against the eight-tier Minnows Marine in January.
The talented teenager came off the bench to break the record for the youngest player to ever play for Spurs at 16 years and 163 days and marked the occasion by also making a new mark as the youngest goalscorer in history.
Devine produced a sublime low drive that rounded off a massive 5-0 win for the north London team, with his outstanding performance ultimately turning out to be one of the few highlights in a difficult campaign.
The bigger picture
Devine received special praise after his impressive debut from then coach Jose Mourinho, as the Portuguese told reporters: “He’s a kid with great potential. He’s basically a midfielder, but with an instinct to appear in target areas and score goals . We like it for him and of course it was a special day for him. “
The former England U16 international has to be patient in his quest for regular minutes at Spurs but may have chances in the cup competitions as Nuno looks to build a strong squad for the future.
He could even push for a seat on the bench in Tottenham’s opening game of the new Premier League season against champions Manchester City on August 15.