Tottenham’s young talent, Alfie Devine, is set to spend the latter part of the 2023/24 season on loan in the Championship with Plymouth Argyle. The attacking midfielder’s move to Home Park follows his recall from a successful loan spell at Port Vale on Wednesday morning.

Having joined Port Vale on loan in August, Devine made an immediate impact with an assist and a stoppage-time penalty in only his second league appearance, contributing to a 2-1 win away at Oxford United. Playing a crucial role in Port Vale’s historic quarter-final run in the Carabao Cup, he scored a long-distance winner in a 1-0 victory over Mansfield Town in the fourth round.

Despite becoming a fan favorite at Port Vale and recording three goals and four assists, Tottenham decided to exercise the recall option in their agreement with Vale, allowing Devine to move to a higher level. The 19-year-old now looks forward to testing himself in the Championship with Plymouth.

Devine’s transfer to Plymouth Argyle coincides with fellow Tottenham youngster Ashley Phillips’ move to Home Park last week. Phillips, a summer signing from Blackburn Rovers, made an impressive debut in a draw away at Huddersfield Town, earning the man of the match award.

Ian Foster, Plymouth’s new boss, has a history with Devine from their time together in the England coaching set-up. Foster previously managed England Under-20s, with Devine part of the squad for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Argentina last summer.

Devine may make his debut for Plymouth when they host Cardiff City at Home Park on Saturday afternoon. However, he won’t be available for the following week’s FA Cup match against Leeds United, having already played in the competition this season for Port Vale.

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