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Spurs share throwback snap of Scarlett and Bale a decade ago

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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