Tottenham Hotspur put an end to the transfer window, as Spurs moved a few more players out on loan leaving Spurs with 10 players out on loan until at least January.
The end of the FA transfer window was likely to be kind of quiet for Tottenham Hotspur given six signings and eight loans prior to the second deadline day. However, as Tottenham continued to wheel and deal – hello Joe Rodon – Levy and company continued to work the phones and find a landing spot for players in need of minutes. Now that the window is shut until January, what is the status of the Tottenham Hotspur loan system?
Tottenham First Team Loans
The two most important loans for the future of the club – that of Troy Parrott and Oliver Skipp – both to the Championship occurred early in the window. This was good as it gave the lads time to bed in with new clubs and gave Spurs clear holes to target straight away in transfer window. On deadline day of the European transfer window Spurs moved Ryan Sessegnon out on loan to Hoffenheim, providing the young left-sider a chance to play in the topflight, just over in Germany.
Parrott, Skipp, and Sessegnon are all thought to be stars of the future for Tottenham Hotspur, so getting them all real playing time now, at their natural positions, against quality competition is the whole point of a loan and hopefully what all three will get. Cameron Carter-Vickers and Juan Foyth are slightly different stories.
Juan Foyth – like his Argentine brethren Erik Lamela – tends to split opinions. Some think Foyth is a future star defender or defensive midfielder who simply needs time and experience. There are others who see Foyth as dead weight who was favored by a previous Argentine regime and likely has no future with Spurs. The truth is something somewhere in between as Foyth is now out on loan but did sign an extension with the club prior to leaving for Sevilla. While the football in Spain in quite different, the opportunity for topflight experience is what Foyth needs.
Cameron Carter-Vickers was the one young ‘senior’ squad member left looking for a loan at the end of the FA window and he did manage to find a new club, moving on to Bournemouth at the close of the window. Carter-Vickers seemed to be the odd man out in the battle for a center-half position and did not have a squad number assigned, so the loan is a real lifeline for the young American and British defender.
Unfortunately, for longtime Spurs fans one player – Danny Rose – did not find a lifeline and continues to be the only member of the first team without a squad number. Further Rose was not named to either the Premier League or Europa League squads meaning the left back seemingly will no play any football until January at the earliest when the window reopens.
Tottenham Youth Loans
Technically, Troy Parrott is NOT a full-fledged member of the Tottenham senior side CCV, Skipp, and Sessegnon are, but is definitely being labeled as a start for the future. Besides, Parrott, however a number of the U-23 team is now out on loan garner more experience than can be had playing for the club in the Premier League 2.
Timothy Eyoma is currently on loan with the Lincoln City Red Imps in League One. Eyoma has already started five times for the club playing more than 420 minutes of football across all competitions. Carter-Vickers was not the only loan on deadline day, young keeper Josh Oluwayemi – who was only on the U-18 team last season – joined Maidenhead United of the National League. The National League is the fifth division of FA football for those counting at home.
Jack Roles, the Cyprus U-21 International, joined Burton Albion FC of League One. Roles has made two appearances for Burton Albion from the bench in League already this season and played for 90 minutes in the Premier League 2. The hope is the midfielder can find some consistent minutes.
Kazaiah Sterling joined Southend United of League Two in October. The pacey young forward has made five appearances for Southend, but most – 4 of 5 – have been in the Premier League 2. The good news is across some five matches, Sterling has already accumulated over 430 minutes and a goal. The point is to play and that is happening here.
Shilow Tracey is the last youth player out on loan for Spurs, also now in League One, Tracey has joined Shrewsbury Town. Tracey has made one appearance thus far for Shrewsbury going for 80 minutes in an EFL Group match against Bolton. Like his U-23 counterparts, the hope is to get some experience and create some tape showing he can play at a higher level.