Yaya Toure names the two young Tottenham wonderkids to watch out for in the future
Yaya Toure has picked out Mikey Moore and Callum Olusesi as two young teenage stars to watch at Tottenham in the years ahead.
Former Manchester City star Toure left his job as Spurs’ U16s coach in order to become assistant manager at Belgian side Standard de Liege last month. He had earned plaudits for his work within Tottenham’s academy and left a talented group behind ready to make the next step up.
The 40-year-old namechecked both Moore, 15, and Olusesi, 16, as ones to keep an eye on when asked this week whether he was leaving a strong group of youngsters who could eventually reach Ange Postecoglou’s first team. The gifted duo, who starred as Spurs won the U18 and U17 Premier League Cups, have both been tied down in recent weeks to new scholarship deals by the club despite interest from across the Premier League and Europe.
“Yeah, definitely. Mikey Moore and Callum Olusesi are top grade U16s, they are really good and most of the time they were playing with the 18s,” Toure said in an interview with PA Sport. “A few weeks before I left I heard they signed with Tottenham again and that is brilliant news.
Keep the talent at home and make sure they develop again under the right coaches. I think coaches like Stuart [Lewis], Brad [Allen] and Chris Ramsay they know what those kids need to develop more. In a few years I think Tottenham can be back with the academy in the same way Arsenal did with Saka and Smith-Rowe. That is the plan and the vision.”
On his own move to Belgium to begin his senior coaching career, Toure was indebted to the way Tottenham handled the situation.
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