Big things were expected of Tom Carroll when he first broke into the Tottenham senior squad under Harry Redknapp back in 2011.
The midfielder had been rated highly while graduating through the academy system and was considered to be one of the most promising talents in his age group.
While things didn’t work out at Spurs for Carroll, the midfielder started to find his feet at Swansea after a move to the Welsh club in 2017 following a short loan stint.
However, the past few years have not gone according to plan for the silky left-footer as injury problems have prevented him from regular game time and career progression.
Caroll was sold to Swansea in 2017, but racked up just 23 appearances across the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons. A loan move to Aston Villa last season ended in disaster as a hip injury meant that he only got two matches under his belt at Villa Park (Wikipedia).
The midfielder is supposed to be near his peak at 27 years of age but instead finds himself without a club at present after being released by Swansea on the final day of the January transfer window.
The Athletic have revealed that, after Carroll’s release, Tottenham’s head of academy, John McDermott, offered him the chance to train with them in order to keep fit.
The midfielder was one of several former Spurs academy graduates to praise the job that McDermott has done in North London after the club confirmed last week that he will be leaving his role this summer.
This will be a huge loss to the club.. https://t.co/oPwfHr7Xhb
— Tom Carroll (@tom_carroll92) March 20, 2020
Wales Online have revealed that Carroll will be fully fit by the time footballing action resumes after the Coronavirus suspension. The former Spurs star will be hoping to find a new club soon.
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While coming through the ranks in the academy set-up, Carroll was technically the best player among his age group which contained some top players like of Harry Kane, Andros Townsend, Ryan Mason, Jonathan Obika, Adam Smith and Alex Pritchard. Hopefully, he finds a decent club in the summer and goes on to have a few injury-free seasons.
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