Tottenham Hotspur correspondent Alasdair Gold has shared an update on various players the club loaned out this season, including Joe Rodon, Japhet Tanganga, and Alfie Devine.
In a summer of great upheaval for Spurs, seven new faces arrived through the door at the North London club. With so many new signings, there had to be some outgoings to balance the books and keep the squad from becoming bloated.
Some fans have been disappointed with the club’s inability to sell fringe players this summer, with Harry Winks and Davinson Sanchez the only two peripheral squad players who left the club permanently during the transfer window.
However, plenty of players did leave the club on loan this summer. Youngsters like Alfie Devine, Dane Scarlett, and Troy Parrott all secured moves to ensure they play more first-team football this year, while more experienced heads such as Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga moved on, too.
What have the Spurs loanees been up to recently?
In his regular piece for Football.London, Alasdair Gold had plenty to say about all those players and more.
Gold claims Joe Rodon is “earning plenty of plaudits” at Leeds United so far this season and was given special “praise for his role in keeping a clean sheet” at the weekend. His teammate, Djed Spence, is now out of action for eight weeks with a knee injury.
Meanwhile, over in Turkey, Tanguy Ndombele came off the bench for Galatasaray and played 15 minutes in a 4-2 win over Samsunspor.
Despite not doing anything of particular note in that appearance, it is said that Ndombele will now be “looking to play a part” in his new side’s opening Champions League game this week.
In the Premier League, Sergio Reguilon made his debut for Manchester United and played 85 minutes of the defeat to Brighton. The Spaniard will be hoping for a better result next time out.
As for Tanganga, he is yet to recover from a knee injury and has not featured for Augsburg so far this season. That injury will not be helped by a reported accident at the training ground where the defender fell off a bicycle.
A player who has made it onto the pitch, however, is Troy Parrot, who “got more game time under his belt,” this weekend, albeit a 19-minute substitute appearance in a 0-0 draw for Excelsior Rotterdam.
Alfie Devine is faring much better at League One side Port Vale. Devine was handed a start by his new side after his “heroics” in the previous game where he provided an assist and scored a penalty.
This time out, the youngster played 75 minutes in a 1-0 win for the high-fliers, and made a “crucial last-ditch tackle” early in the game.
And finally, Dane Scarlett “again had to watch on as an unused substitute” for Ipswich Town as they defeated fellow promoted side, Sheffield Wednesday at the Hillsborough stadium.
Gold claims Scarlett is “going to have to be patient” but reiterates that “big things” are expected when he the young striker does get his chance.
Spurs Web Opinion
It’s great to see both Joe Rodon and Alfie Devine performing well on loan. While the former may never return to Spurs, Devine has a bright future at the club and this spell of regular football will help his development hugely. Hopefully, Dane Scarlett can get an opportunity soon and show what he can do, too.
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