Tottenham share incredible throwback picture of Gareth Bale posing with six-year-old Dane Scarlett a DECADE ago alongside updated version of academy star at training with Welshman
- Gareth Bale posed with Dane Scarlett when he was child in Tottenham academy
- Now Welshman has returned to club and Scarlett is one of his team-mates
- Tottenham shared two pictures of the pair taken roughly a decade apart
Tottenham have posted a brilliant throwback picture of Gareth Bale posing for a photo with Dane Scarlett a decade ago.
Scarlett was six at the time and in awe of one of his Spurs hero, who he is now playing alongside in Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad.
Tottenham posted the original snap from when Bale was first at the club before he left for Real Madrid.
Gareth Bale posed for a picture when Dane Scarlett was just six years old at Tottenham
Now the pair are team-mates with Scarlett having made a breakthrough this season
And they followed up by sharing the updated version, with the Welsh winger standing alongside 16-year-old Scarlett.
Those years spent sweeping up trophies with Real for Bale, were used by Scarlett to hone his craft and work towards a breakthrough.
He has made the leap this season, playing three times for the club including the 4-0 win over Wolfsberger.
Scarlett set up a goal for Carlos Vinicius in that game and shows plenty of promise both as a striker and winger.
Mourinho is excited by the hot prospect and previously said: ‘I do not want to say too much because his academy manager will kill me.
‘But he is 17 next month – and next season I want him training with the first-team squad.
‘He is a diamond, a kid with incredible potential. He has worked many times with the first team and that gives him a different personality.
‘He is still 16, 17 soon, and I believe next season he will be a first-team player – because he has a lot of talent.
‘He is a striker, a No 9 But I have been playing him from the sides – similar to Marcus Rashford – and he is already very clever.’
Scarlett set up Carlos Vinicius in the 4-0 win over Wolfsberger in the Europa League
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