Following the arrival of Djed Spence, Football London have provided a rundown of the current state of play regarding Tottenham’s Premier League and Champions League homegrown quotas.
With Spence adding to the homegrown list for both Tottenham’s Premier League and Champions League squads, Fabio Paratici has continued to move the team in the right direction.
The club has battled with squad rules regarding homegrown quotas for the past few seasons, even being forced to leave out senior players on occasions.
Premier League rules state that only 17 non-homegrown players can be named in Tottenham’s 25-man squad, with eight available to homegrown players. Additionally, clubs can name a separate under 21 list (Football London).
Following a spending spree of six senior signings, Tottenham have 11 homegrown and 17 non-homegrown players respectively. At the moment, this leaves the non-homegrown quota at capacity under Premier League rules.
Skipp and Sessegnon will move from the U21 list to the homegrown list this season, while Kulusevski will move into the non-homegrown list. Spurs now have 11 potential homegrown players for the season, including Spence and Forster.
The problems for Tottenham arise when Champions League rules come into play. Under these rules, players such as Ben Davies, Joe Rodon, Eric Dier, and Matt Doherty are seen as non-homegrown because they were trained outside of England as young players.
While Pape Sarr and Bryan Gil are young enough for the U21 list for Premier League rules, the Champions League B list requires youngsters to be born after January 1st, 2001 and have two years of uninterrupted registration at Spurs under their belt.
Along with Dier, Davies, Rodon, and Doherty, this puts Spurs five non-homegrown players over the limit (Football London).
Spurs Web Opinion:
Even though the squad exceeds the Champions League limit in its current state, there is no need to panic. The squad is currently very bloated, with various departures still to come this summer.
The futures of players like Giovani Lo Celso, Tanguy Ndombele, Bryan Gil, Joe Rodon, and Sergio Reguilon are yet to be resolved. Offloading a few, and even bringing in another homegrown talent will rectify the situation. Patience and trust is needed, Spurs fans.
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