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Report: Man United made enquiry for Tottenham talent, has ‘blown away’ Conte

The Manchester Evening News claim that Manchester United made an enquiry to sign Tottenham talent Dane Scarlett, before he signed a new deal. Spurs announced his new contract this week, until June 2026.

Scarlett, 18, is thought of highly at Spurs and has been a regular part of the matchday squad – both under Nuno Espirito Santo and Antonio Conte. He clocked up seven senior appearances for Tottenham during 2021-22.

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It would have been a surprise move on all fronts. Tottenham had no reason to sell, and London-born Scarlett would hardly have wanted to leave his boyhood club – or his birthplace. It would not have improved his game time.

Also, why would Tottenham want to allow a direct rival for the top four to potentially strengthen themselves in years to come? A surprise move from United, especially considering he has “blown away” Antonio Conte.

Indeed, common sense has prevailed and Tottenham have Scarlett’s future under wraps. He is likely to become a part of the first team in the coming months, with more games on offer. That is, unless Spurs sign a striker.

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