Tottenham Hotspur continue player loan program
Tottenham Hotspur ended the transfer window as Spurs transferred a few more players on loan, leaving Spurs with 10 players on loan until at least January.
The end of the FA transfer window was likely to be rather calm for Tottenham Hotspur given six signings and eight loans ahead of the second deadline. However, as Tottenham continued to roll and negotiate – hello Joe Rodon – Levy and his company continued to work on the phones and find a landing spot for players needing a few minutes. Now that the window is closed until January, what is the status of Tottenham Hotspur’s loan system?
Loans from Tottenham’s first team
The two most important loans for the club’s future – that of Troy Parrott and Oliver Skipp – both in the championship came early in the window. This was good as it gave the guys time to fold with new clubs and gave Spurs clear holes to target immediately in the transfer window. On the day of the European transfer window deadline, Spurs loaned Ryan Sessegnon to Hoffenheim, giving the young left-back a chance to play in the top flight, just in Germany.
Parrott, Skipp and Sessegnon are all seen as stars of the future for Tottenham Hotspur, so giving them real playing time now, in their natural positions, against some quality competition is all the point of a loan and hopefully. the, what the three will get. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Juan Foyth are slightly different stories.
Juan Foyth – like his Argentinian brothers Erik Lamela – tends to be divided. Some believe Foyth is a future star defender or defensive midfielder who just needs time and experience. There are others who see Foyth as a deadweight who was favored by a previous Argentine regime and likely has no future with Spurs. The truth is somewhere in between as Foyth is now on loan but signed an extension with the club before leaving for Sevilla. While football in Spain is quite different, Foyth needs the opportunity for a top level experience.
Cameron Carter-Vickers was the only young member of the ‘senior’ squad looking for a loan at the end of the FA window and he managed to find a new club, moving to Bournemouth at the end of the window. Carter-Vickers appeared to be the odd man in the battle for a center-half position and didn’t have a team number assigned, so the loan is a real lifeline for the young American and British defender.
Cameron Carter-Vickers has joined @afcbournemouth on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 season, subject to EFL approval.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 16, 2020
Sadly, for longtime Spurs fans, one player – Danny Rose – hasn’t found a lifeline and continues to be the only member of the first team without a squad number. Additionally, Rose has not been named to either Premier League or Europa League squads, meaning the left-back will apparently not be playing any football until at the earliest January, when the window reopens.
Loans for Tottenham youth
Technically, Troy Parrott is NOT a full member of the Tottenham senior squad, CCV, Skipp and Sessegnon are, but he’s definitely tagged as a start for the future. Also, Parrott, but a number of the U-23 squad on loan are now accumulating more experience than one can get playing for the club in Premier League 2.
Timothy Eyoma is currently on loan at Lincoln City Red Imps in League One. Eyoma has already started five times for the club, playing over 420 minutes of football in all competitions. Carter-Vickers wasn’t the only ready on deadline day, young goalkeeper Josh Oluwayemi – who was only in the U-18 squad last season – has joined Maidenhead United from the National League. The National League is the fifth division in FA football for those who matter at home.
Cypriot U-21 international Jack Roles has joined League One’s Burton Albion FC. Roles has already made two appearances for Burton Albion on the League bench this season and played for 90 minutes in the Premier League 2. The hope is that the midfielder can find consistent minutes.
Kazaiah Sterling joined Southend United from League Two in October. The fast young forward has made five appearances for Southend, but most – 4 out of 5 – have been in Premier League 2. The good news is that through five matches Sterling has already amassed over 430 minutes and one goal. The point is to play and that’s what’s happening here.
Shilow Tracey is the last young player on loan for Spurs, also now in League One, Tracey has joined Shrewsbury Town. Tracey has made an appearance so far for Shrewsbury for 80 minutes in an EFL group match against Bolton. Like his U-23 counterparts, the hope is to gain experience and create a gang showing he can play at a higher level.