Harvey White’s transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to League One team Stevenage has been officially announced by the club today, arriving after the deadline for transfers.
Harvey White progressed through the Tottenham system and eventually made it to the Lilywhites’ senior squad’s outer reaches. White made three first-team appearances for Spurs during his time at the club (Transfermarkt).
The young midfielder has already collected a substantial amount of experience in League One over the past few years. White joined Derby County for the second half of last year after spending the first part of the 2021–2022 season on loan with Portsmouth.
There was always a chance that White could have persevered and solidified himself in the Australian coach’s plans for the upcoming season with the arrival of new boss Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham this summer. The 21-year-old, however, was unable to break into the first team lineup once more this season.
Harvey White leaves Tottenham permanently
Even though White was mentioned in The Sun as one of the players Spurs were willing to offload this summer, there was little information on the player signing with a new team during the transfer window.
In the midst of the craziness of deadline day, White made a transfer to Stevenage, leaving his childhood team behind in quest of consistent first-team play.
In a statement, the club said: “We wish Harvey the best of luck in the future.”
Harvey White was always a highly skilled and hard-working young player, therefore it is sad to see him go. Unfortunately, it appears that he just wasn’t quite ready for the Spurs first team, therefore it was decided to split ways in the best interests of all concerned.
We will be closely monitoring his progress at Stevenage, and we are confident that with more game time now, he can blossom.
Tottenham Hotspur certainly suffered no Carabao Cup hangover in the Burnley sunshine today as the much-changed Ange Postecoglou XI recorded a 5-2 victory.
Let’s take a look at the five things we learned:
Changing the team
Ange Postecoglou changed the team back to what is likely his first-choice, and Spurs purred more than ever before this season. Despite going behind early and finding themselves in a 1-1 battle for a long time, Spurs eventually ran away with the game, scoring five in the process. I know Postecoglou wanted to take a look at some of his squad players, but it does make you wonder what could have been achieved by changing just half the team, rather than 9 players.
Heung-min Son number 9
Heung-min Son took over as the number 9 today when Richarlison was benched, and boy, did he perform well! For a significant portion of the game, he was relatively quiet and didn’t see much of the ball, but once Spurs entered the final third, he came to life. Additionally, he appeared to relish being the defensive unit’s shoulder far more than Richarlison has in previous weeks. Postecoglou is now faced with a difficult decision: who will be his preferred striker going forward?
Tottenham are fun, Tottenham are chaos
No matter what happens this year, Tottenham will be the most fascinating team to watch. Yes, there is something to be said about Man City’s hegemony or Brighton’s tenacious energy, but Spurs are providing excitement on both ends. Full-scale attack and feigned defense. What is there to dislike? After all, isn’t that why we’re here—to be entertained?
Goal from all over the pitch
Postecoglou seemed to have excelled at something that Antonio Conte struggled with: scoring goals all across the field. Tottenham also has goals from Maddison, Emerson Royal, Romero, Pape Matar Sarr, and Ben Davies (sort of), who are all now unbeaten this season. Sonny, Kulusevski, and Richarlison are all now all off the mark. It has been Harry Kane’s responsibility to score the goals and win the games for so long, but once that responsibility is shared, it must be much more difficult to play against.
Up to second in the table
Postecoglou won’t like to look at the table so early, and even fans shouldn’t really, but 10 points from 12, including Brentford away and a game against Man United. Sitting second in the Premier League is fun, whatever point of the season it may be. However, it should also be a warning sign. We all know that Mourinho and Conte both also enjoyed positive starts to seasons, as did Nuno Espirito Santo, so there is a lot more work to be done for Postecoglou and his side.