How are Spurs loan players getting on?
Absence makes the heart grow fonder and all that. Or, in some cases, oh I forgot about him. I wonder what he’s up to?
Spurs loaned out eleven players in the last transfer window and have shipped out another two this January. Now, we’re not going to look at all the surplused talent that we’ve shipped out across the globe—instead just three big names that Spurs fans will be hoping to make a glorious return one day.
You know, like Gareth Bale.
There’re plenty of fans with high hopes for the young Irish striker. Last season, if you discount Heung-min Son’s ability to play as a loan forward, Parrott was legitimately Spurs’ only other striker. When Harry Kane suffered his inevitable post-Christmas injury, many were expecting the teenager to step in and set the League on fire like a visit to real money online casinos.
It’s a little bit early for that kind of talk perhaps and Mourinho isn’t exactly known for his faith in untested youth. Anyway, Parrott was loaned out to Millwall in August and hasn’t scored in any of his 13 appearances. Although not making any huge impressions on the Championship, with an ongoing ankle injury not helping things, Millwall manager Gary Rowett is said to have been impressed with the 18-year-old’s ability and temperature. Good stuff!
It’s a shame that the highly-rated Fulham youth product wasn’t able to stick around at Spurs this season, but with the arrival of Sergio Reguilón and the solid, 7-out-of-10 reliability of Ben Davies, Ryan Sessegnon was always going to struggle to find game time.
A move to the Bundesliga, however, with Hoffenheim, seemed like a fabulous compromise. A chance for the talented Englishman, who’s remarkably still only 20, to develop his craft in a new country, under the guidance of Sebastian Hoeneß. Hey, if it’s worked for Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham, who are we to argue?
And, by all reports, he’s doing rather well. Playing mainly as a left-back for Hoffenheim, he’s still managed to score twice in 13 Bundesliga appearances and has generally received positive reviews for his performances.
Can I shock you? I like Juan Foyth.
Never quite able to establish himself at Spurs, with a long list of talented centre-backs ahead of him, it was always likely that the young Argentinean would have to look elsewhere to find opportunities. Like the brilliant casino en ligne Francais, Foyth’s talent can’t be questioned; he’s technically superb and feisty when the occasion calls for it. It’s easy to see why Pochettino was so keen to bring him to Spurs in the first place.
With playing time limited under Mourinho, the club decided to loan him out to Unai Emery’s Villarreal in September. Although he’s suffered one or two injuries, and been kept out of his preferred centre-back berth by the excellent form of Raul Abiol and Pau Torres, Foyth has performed well. The former Estudiantes youth product has shown his versatility by operating in central midfield and at right-back. Lovely old job.