By the time the January transfer window rolls around, Mourinho will have a good idea of which players he likes and which he does not. He will also be able to gauge how much game time he will be able to offer the academy starlets.
However, in order to aid the progression of some of the youngsters, perhaps January loan moves for the rest of the season would be a good option.
Obviously, the club would not want to loan out all five, but let’s take a look at some who could benefit from a loan move:
Troy Parrott –
Seeing this guy leading the line week in week out for a top-level League One club would be extremely interesting. He looks very sharp for the Spurs youth sides and the Ireland U21s, but we need to see how he can handle consistent first-team football.
Oliver Skipp –
Skipp has been flirting with the first-team squad for a couple of years now and has all the experience needed in that respect. However, he now needs to get game time under his belt, which will be tough with the addition of Ndombele and the apparent Mourinho-led resurgence of Dier. A loan to a low-level Premier League or Championship club would be a smart move.
Japhet Tanganga –
This would involve signing him up to a new contract first, but the 20-year-old could also do with first-team action. Particularly as a defender, real game experience is vital to hone your skills, and this lad has a lot of skills.
Juan Foyth –
Foyth would walk into the vast majority of defences in the bottom half of the Premier League table, so why not give him the chance to develop? Spurs have Vertonghen, Sanchez, Alderweireld, and Dier to cover, so it could be the best move for all involved in the long-term.
Jack Clarke –
Yes, he is already out on loan, but Spurs need to call him back and find another home for him. Not playing first-team football is a waste for this kid and Leeds are not doing his confidence any good at the moment.
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