Gareth Bale poses for pic with Tottenham wonderkid Dane Scarlett, 16, a decade after meeting him in first Spurs spell

Gareth Bale poses for pic with Tottenham wonderkid Dane Scarlett, 16, a decade after meeting him in first Spurs spell

March 10, 2021

TOTTENHAM have shared an incredible throwback snap of Gareth Bale and Dane Scarlett together from a DECADE ago.

The Welsh winger, 31, first played for Spurs between 2007 and 2013 before his then-world-record £86million move to Real Madrid.


And during that time, Bale took the time to pose with a young Scarlett for a sweet snap.

Fast forward roughly ten years and the pair have recreated their grinning pose – this time as team-mates.

Scarlett burst onto the scene under Jose Mourinho's leadership earlier this season.

The young forward, 16, has played three times for Tottenham – most-notably in the 4-0 Europa League win over Wolfsberger.

Scarlett set up Carlos Vinicius for his second goal in the European thumping.

The striker also played in the 2-0 Premier League win over West Brom in February and the 4-0 mauling of Ludogorets in the Europa League group stage.

Now very much a part of Mourinho's first-team squad, he posed for a picture with loanee Bale – who himself has erupted into life after a tricky return to England.

While many eyes will be locked on the future of Bale, set to return to Real Madrid this summer, others will be keeping tabs on Scarlett.

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Mourinho, for one, is keen to watch his progression – even comparing him to Marcus Rashford.

Last month, the Spurs boss 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.”

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