Portsmouth get hands on ‘next big thing at Tottenham’ on loan

Date published: Monday 18th January 2021 2:57 - James Marshment


Portsmouth have signed Tottenham midfielder Harvey White on loan for the rest of the 2020-21 season.

The 19-year-old England youth international moves to Fratton Park after making two appearances for Spurs this season.

White recently was the subject of our weekly Scout feature and hailed as a star in the making for Jose Mourinho.

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett told the League One club’s website: “He’s a left-footed player and an excellent footballer.

“He’s also a set-piece specialist, with a very good range of passing.

“After breaking through and working with the Tottenham first team over the past year, he’s now 100 per cent ready to feature in the EFL.”

White made his senior debut in November. He came on for the final eight minutes as Spurs beat Bulgarian visitors Ludogorets 4-0 in a Europa League tie.

He also played the full 90 minutes of Tottenham’s 5-0 FA Cup third-round win at Marine earlier this month.

Glowing verdict of White

Mourinho is clearly a fan of White and will be following his progress closely on the south coast.

“He’s a kid but he’s a talented kid. Is he ready for the responsibilities, for the intensity, for the physicality of the Premier League? No.

“But is he ready to train with us every day to have this evolution and to play in these matches and eventually in some official matches where we need to rotate players? Yes, he is, so good for him.”

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