Dane Scarlett joins Portsmouth on loan from Tottenham

Dane Scarlett joins Portsmouth on loan from Tottenham after the 18-year-old forward’s impressive summer with England U19s18-year-old striker Dane Scarlett has 12 goals in 14 games for England U19sHe broke on the the scene with four goals in a game against Southampton U18sPortsmouth boss Danny Cowley said Scarlett had ‘intelligence beyond his years’

Tottenham forward Dane Scarlett, 18, has joined League One club Portsmouth on loan.

Scarlett has an excellent record with England as a youth player and was part of the Young Lions successful campaign at the U19 Euros. He has scored 12 goals in 14 games for England U19s.

The young forward has also turned heads at Tottenham and been given 10 appearances across the past two seasons. There have been a couple of Premier League appearances, but mainly Scarlett has been used in the Europa and Europa Conference League.

Dale Scarlett burst on to the scene with four goals in a game against Southampton U18s

Dale Scarlett burst on to the scene with four goals in a game against Southampton U18s

Last February, he became the first 16-year-old to pick up a Europa League assist since Kyllian Mbappe.

The Fratton Park faithful will also be delighted to see that Scarlett’s first eye-catching display came when he scored four and assisted three against Southampton U18s. 

Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley said of the signing: ‘We’re delighted to have Dane with us and we’re really appreciative of Tottenham for trusting us to look after one of their young players.

Scarlett was a key part of the England U19s side that won the Euros this summer

Scarlett was a key part of the England U19s side that won the Euros this summer

‘He spent the whole of last season with the first team and featured in some of their European fixtures, training every day with world class players.

‘He’s a boy who has the world at his feet and comes here after a brilliant summer with England, playing a big part in that success.

‘There’s an intelligence beyond his years – both in and out of possession – with the timing of his runs and the movement that allows him to win space behind defenders.’

An exciting young forward like Scarlett could be the final piece of the puzzle as Pompey push for promotion to the Championship. 

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