Luke Littler receives gift that will not please Phil Taylor after signing darts contract

Luke Littler receives gift that will not please Phil Taylor after signing darts contract

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Lewis Winter

By Lewis Winter

Published: 01/04/2024

- 17:05

Updated: 01/04/2024

- 17:39

The youngster enjoys downtime during his time away from home at darts tournaments

Luke Littler has revealed he has been gifted a travel Xbox by Target Darts after signing a multi-year contract with his sponsors.

Phil Taylor recently said he would make the teenager give up his games console if he mentored him but it appears there is no chance of that happening.

Littler has become one of the most famous darts players in the world since bursting onto the scene at the World Championship in December.

However, he is still only 17 years of age and spends a lot of his free time playing EA Sports FC on his Xbox, previously named FIFA.

Luke Littler and Phil Taylor

Luke Littler has received a gift from Target Darts that won't please Phil Taylor


Littler doesn't put too much time into practising and is often on his phone between matches during tournaments and Premier League nights.

He has travelled across Europe to multiple competitions since turning professional and has been all over the UK in the Premier League.

Littler claims world No 1 Luke Humphries also plays EA Sports FC and the pair have discussed their Ultimate Teams.

But despite often being away from home, Littler can still keep up with playing his Xbox after being gifted a portable console.

He signed his first senior contract with Target Darts in February and has opened up on one of the perks he received.

Littler told the JaackMaate Happy Hour podcast: "I think Luke Humphries is FIFA.

"He says to me, ‘You're never going to have time for Fut Champs anymore?’ I said: ‘I know.’ But luckily Fut Champs finishes on a Tuesday now.

"I will be back tonight, qualifying and playing. When I am abroad, I cannot take my travel case.

"But when we went to Brighton, I just take my travel Xbox. It’s a suitcase, you flip it up, it has the little screen, two controllers, you have a wireless phone.

"You put your phone on it and it charges. Target got it for me."

But the gift may not go down well with the 16-time world champion Taylor.

Last week, Taylor said he would be open to mentoring Littler through the early years of his professional career.


Luke Littler

Luke Littler has been given a travel Xbox by Target Darts


However, he claimed he would have to sacrifice his games console and put full focus on darts.

Taylor told Online Darts: "I couldn't do it like most people do it, I'd have to be hands-on.

"Everything would be there for you and I'd be knocking at your door at 10 in the morning.

"Luke wouldn't be playing on his PlayStation and I could improve Luke one hundred per cent, no trouble.

"I say hundred per cent, when he's on form I couldn't make him any better!"

Phil Taylor

Phil Taylor previously said Luke Littler would have to sacrifice his games console if he mentored him


Littler has taken the world of darts by storm and has already won three professional tournaments.

Taylor has been seriously impressed by his emergence and hit out at any of the youngster's critics.

He added: "He's a great little player. I like his attitude towards the game and I like that he's got that little bit of a needle when he gets beat.

"Some people call it arrogance, it's nothing to do with that. The lad knows his ability and knows he can do better. Anyone who knocks him is an idiot."

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