Rio Ferdinand has questioned why Dane Scarlett hasn’t announced himself yet on the big stage for Tottenham Hotspur.

With Harry Kane out of the door, Tottenham will now be on the lookout for a number nine to lead them forward in years to come, or several attacking players to fill the goals he has taken to Bayern Munich.

A Spurs fan called for Dane Scarlett to be given a chance by Ange Postecoglou, with Ferdinand stating ‘I have been hearing about him for a long time’, as he told Vibe with Five.

From Tottenham’s opening two Premier League games this season, they have created a host of chances and scored four goals in this new-look Postecoglou system.

But none of their attackers have opened their accounts yet, with Richarlison currently leading the line – he was slammed by Gabby Agbonlahor.

In the meantime, Scarlett hasn’t even made the matchday squad, with Ferdinand sharing his brief thoughts on the 19-year-old.

“I have been hearing about him for time and he hasn’t come through yet,” said Ferdinand. “I have been hearing his name for a long time.”

Time to push Scarlett forward

If there ever was an opportunity to hand Scarlett a chance for senior minutes, then this is it because Spurs are still in the very early stages of the Postecoglou era.

This is where fans would happily accept bumps on the road, more rough edges than smooth ones because they understand that their new coach is trying to build.

So, why not try and throw Scarlett into the deep end? Especially given that Richarlison has only scored one Premier League goal for the club.

Readmore: Sources: Tottenham race Burnley and West Ham for FC Nordsjaelland sensation Ernest Nuamah

Tottenham are ready to make a formal bid for Ghana sensation Ernest Nuamah as they look to beat West Ham, Burnley and Brighton to his signature, sources have told Football Insider.

Burnley and West Ham have aready made offers to Danish side FC Nordsjaelland forthe wingeras first revealed by Football Insider.

Spurs also have a concrete interest in the rising star and have held preliminary discussions with the player’s representatives.

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Nuamah’s performances in Denmark’s top division have earned rave reviews with the 19-year-old regarded as one of most exciting young attacking talents in the world.

Just four games into the 2023/24 campaign, Nuamah has already scored four times and assisted once including an opening-day hat-trick in a 4-1 win over Viborg.

Nuamah enjoyed a breakthrough season at Nordsjaelland in 2022/23, scoring 15 goals and assisting four times in 34 appearances across all competitions while also showing his versatility up front.

While mainly deployed on the right wing, Nuamah also enjoyed successful spells playing on the left and through the middle for the Danish club.

The Irons are in advanced talks with Ajax over Mohammed Kudus, and Football Insider revealed on Sunday (20 August) that West Ham are looking to finalise the deal after late-night talks with the Dutch club.

Meanwhile, Football Insider revealed on Monday (14 August) that Spurs will now move for a prolific striker in the final weeks of the window – with Richarlison not expected to be the main feature in the number nine role.


Kane joined Bayern Munich on Saturday (12 August) for a reported £86million initial fee, which could rise to £100million after add-ons.

The England captain managed 30 goals in the Premier League last term – his joint-best return in the top-flight

In other news, Four senior Tottenham stars in talks to join new clubs after Levy green light

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