Opinion: Ranking the 10 Spurs players who are currently out on loan

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We thought it was as good a time as any to take a closer look at the players currently on the Spurs books but out on loan.

We are ranking them based on game time and their potential future at Spurs, going from from worst or least impactful to best and most impactful to Mourinho’s plans.

10. Joshua Oluwayemi:

The 19-year old academy goalkeeper has endured a tough time at 5th-tier side Maidenhead United. He has only made one appearance this year and conceded two goals.

He is under contract at the club until the end of the European Season (June 30th), and is going to have to impress while out on loan to receive a new deal, hence his ranking.

9. Jack Roles:

Since impressing on last season’s pre-season tour, many Spurs fans were expecting to see the young Cyprus international break into the first team. However, his loan spell at Burton Albion has not gone to plan, to say the least.

He has only made three appearances in all competitions with no goal involvements. He is above Joshua Oluwayemi only because he is playing at a higher tier.

8.Cameron Carter-Vickers:

Similar to Jack Roles and Joshua Oluwayemi, Cameron Carter-Vickers has made three total appearances in all competitions with Bournemouth down in the Championship. The American international started Bournemouth’s FA Cup 3rd round fixture against Oldham Athletic where they won 4-1.

The youngster has been dealing with nagging injuries for a majority of his time on the south coast and will look to rack up more minutes come the second half of the season. He ranks above Roles and Oluwayemi because he is playing at a higher level of football compared to the other two youngsters.

7. Kazaiah Sterling:

After receiving his debut in 2018/19 against Crystal Palace, things have not really gone on as one would hope. A few underwhelming loan spells later, he found himself at Southend United for the 2020/21 season in League Two.

He made 12 appearances, a for the club before getting his loan spell cut short. He ranks above everyone else due to the amount of game time has been receiving.

6. Shilow Tracy:

Next up is 22-year-old Shilow Tracey. He has made eight appearances in the league while making a further four in the cup competitions.

Having made the same amount of appearances as Kazaiah Sterling, one might wonder why I ranked him above. Well, his four goals in the EFL Trophy earn him the number 6 spot on this list.

His contract is up at the end of the year, and the Spurs hierarchy will have to judge whether his heroics in the EFL Trophy are worth a new contract.

5. Troy Parrot:

By far the most anticipated loan spell for most Spurs fans, it is fair to say that Troy Parrot has not lived up to the hype while at Millwall.

He has made 14 appearances in total, assisting once in the league. However, at his age and with his talent, game time is the most important thing.

His rank at 5 is justified by the fact that he is receiving decent game time at a good level for him, remembering that Harry Kane had four spells out on loan, I do not think Spurs fans are worried about him.

4. Juan Foyth:

The Argentine defender has made 13 appearances in all competitions while on loan at Villareal.

He has scored one and assisted two which, for a centre-back is very good. The defender has struggled for consistent game time mostly working as a rotational option for Unai Emery’s men.

Juan Foyth ranks at 4 because of the high level of competition he is going against and the fact that he is getting decent minutes for a top side.

3. TJ Eyoma:

The young 20-year-old currently on loan at Lincoln City has secured his starting spot at right back.

He has made 31 appearances in all competitions, by far the most productive loan spell we have had on this list so far. Maybe a loan spell in the championship is in order for next season.

Like I said above, his starting role and game time is what puts his above people like Juan Foyth and Troy Parrott even though he plays at a lower level of football.

2. Ryan Sessegnon:

Arguably the loan player with the most talent at the club, Ryan Sessegnon’s loan spell at Hoffenheim has gone swimmingly. He has made 16 total appearances, 11 of them in the Bundesliga where he has scored two and assisted a further two (TransferMarkt).

I am ranking him at 2 because the loan spell was designed for him to get as many minutes as possible at the highest level. He has achieved this goal and has chipped in with a few goals and assists to further impress Mourinho.

His performances, mostly at left back, will for sure give Jose a headache come the summer for how to spread the minutes between our three left backs.

1. Oliver Skipp:

I think everyone saw this coming. He has been one of the best midfielders in the Championship this season while on loan at table-toppers  Norwich City.

Man of the Match displays in the league have surely compelled Jose Mourinho to make Oliver Skipp a huge part of his plans once he returns in the summer.

He has started every game in the league and has been the engine of a high pressing Norwich team. Could we see him do the same for Spurs next season?

This has been one of the best loan moves for a youngster this season and will see him land at least a rotational role in Tottenham’s ranks next year.

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