Tottenham: Successful Loans Continue for Skipp and Sessegnon

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: John Obi Mikel of Stoke City is tackled by Oliver Skipp of Norwich City – on loan from Tottenham (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: John Obi Mikel of Stoke City is tackled by Oliver Skipp of Norwich City – on loan from Tottenham (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images) /

The successful loans for Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon continued over the weekend as both players went for a full 90 minutes for Norwich and Hoffenheim.

While there are 10 players on loan for Tottenham Hotspur the two having the most success continue to be Oliver Skipp and Ryan Sessegnon. Fortunately, for other players like Troy Parrott and Juan Foyth, things are starting to move, and still for others like Cameron Carter-Vickers, the process just cannot get going. So, who is having success, who has a chance, and how is spinning their tires on loan away from Tottenham?

Tottenham Loans to Like

At this point there continue to be three good loan spells going on for Tottenham Hotspur, with Oliver Skipp, Ryan Sessegnon, and Timothy Eyoma. Skipp and Sessegnon are both first teams out on loan, while Eyoma is a youth player looking for senior level opportunities. It is the opportunity that all three shares in that each of the three have played a lot more than they have sat on their loans, which is the whole point.

Oliver Skipp has certainly played the most of any Tottenham player on loan. Skipp has started all 14 Championship contests for Norwich. As important, Skipp has completed the full 90 minutes in 10 of the 14 matches, including the last six straight. On Saturday against Coventry, Skipp was against efficient and key in Norwich’s passing game. Skipp completed more than 94% of his 76 attempts and connected on two key passes.

Oliver has mostly been deployed on the left side of a two man holding midfield pair in the 4-2-3-1 line-up the Pierre Højbjerg role if you will. If Skipp continues to shine for Norwich and Spurs do not sign another midfielder in the summer, maybe Oliver really will get his chance to compete for a spot in the deep midfield.

While he has not started every match this season, Ryan Sessegnon is starting to get some real playing time at Hoffenheim in Germany. After only playing 15 minutes in his first two Bundesliga squads, Ryan Sessegnon has now started and gone 90 minutes in the last four games in League for Hoffenheim. The team has not won in league since shock 4-1 victory over Bayern Munich on matchday 2 before Sessegnon had joined the club.

Hoffenheim has only taken three points total since Sessegnon joined, but two of those three have been in the last two matches, with Sessegnon going for 90. Ryan scored in the 3-3 draw with VFB Stuttgart two weekends ago and assisted the only goal in the 1-1 draw with Mainz this past weekend. Add in 45 minutes in Europa League and Sessegnon now has 600 minutes on the season and counting.

Timothy Eyoma has had a successful loan at League One club Lincoln City. Eyoma has already appeared 20 times for the club and has amassed more nearly 1,700 minutes. Eyoma has been playing primarily at right back, but also a little at center back. Eyoma did come off at 80 minutes midweek at Accrington and then only played 3 minutes against Swindon Town, but overall, his loan has been working. While Eyoma may not have a future at the club and League One is a long way form the Premier League, there is no doubt Eyoma is getting the most out of his loan.

Lukewarm Loans

While both Troy Parrott and Juan Foyth have been in and around the fist team the last season or two, neither have quite gotten off the mark on their loans thus far this season. Troy Parrott is finally healthy and is starting to play for Millwall and Juan Foyth is back and again getting some minutes with Villareal.

Troy Parrott has now played some 185 minutes over 4 appearances for Millwall of the Championship. Parrott has started and gone just over an hour in each of the last two matches for the Lions. Both matches resulted in draws – 2 of 5 straight for Millwall – and Parrott is still looking to get off the mark.

Parrott played on the left side of a front three in the 0-0 draw with Birmingham and was mostly a non-factor. Troy had the least touches of any starting player for Millwall and was disposed three times. The minutes are good and with more consistent minutes will hopefully come some more consistent play.

The same can be said for Juan Foyth, in that more minutes should create more consistency. After a nice start to his loan Foyth got hurt. Now recovered from an injury, Foyth has made the last two La Liga squads and then went for 90 minutes Thursday in Europa League. Juan was solid defensively and did a nice job with his passing. Foyth will be looking to get more minutes now that he is healthy again to continue to push his loan forward.

Loans that are Lacking

There are several youth players out on loan having a rougher time getting the minutes they need as well as one senior player, Cameron Carter-Vickers – who cannot seem to catch a break. Carter-Vickers – who is technically a part of Spurs Europa League squad – has been injured and has yet to make an appearance for Bournemouth in the Championship.

Joshua Oluwayemi got his first minutes in goal for Maidenhead on Saturday, giving up a penalty goal in a 1-1 draw. Shilow Tracey got a little runout for Shrewsbury Town following his hat-trick in the EFL Trophy but has missed the last two matches – both under new management – with an injury. Likewise, Jack Roles has struggled for time at Burton Albion as he has missed significant time with the Cyprus U-23 National team.

Kazaiah Sterling has been getting some appearances, even if not a ton of minutes for Southend United. The League Two outfit has struggled mightily this season with only 5 total goals – as a team – from 17 matches. While Sterling does have 1 of the 5 goals, he has only played 26 minutes in the last four matches with Southend looking for anything positive with only 4 points from their 15 League games.