Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to invest in their squad this summer, but what will happen to the current crop of fringe players and academy stars?
Pochettino will have to decide throughout pre-season who he wants to utilise within the Spurs set-up next season, and who he believes will be best served to go out on loan.
Here are seven Spurs stars who I think should be loaned out for the 2019/20 season:
Cameron Carter-Vickers – While the young USA star has shown promise during his loan spells, there are plenty of players ahead of him in the food chain. Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Dier, Foyth, Sanchez, Davies, and co would all be placed above him in the pecking order. Due to this, I feel as if we are approaching the ‘use him or sell him’ stage. I say send him out on loan to a low-level Prem side and see what he can do.
Luke Amos – If it wasn’t for his injury, I would want to see Amos back in the first team squad. However, with such a long period on the sidelines, it may be sensible to loan him out to a decent Championship or low-level Prem side for the season. At 22-years-old, it is make or break now for Amos.
Oliver Skipp – A very promising academy starlet at Spurs, but he will only ever be used sporadically behind the likes of Winks, Dier, Sissoko, Eriksen, Dele, Wanyama, and any incoming players. Loan him out to a Championship team for a full season and see what the young man can do.
Kyle Walker-Peters – This one depends on a few things. If Walker-Peters is left as the third choice again, then I see no point in wasting another year on the bench. Either use him consistently as a back-up or let him show his worth on loan to a Premier League team.
Jack Roles – One of the most promising midfielders in the Tottenham academy, Spurs need to test Roles. It is unlikely that this will come from first team action, so perhaps a loan spell at a lower league team would do wonders.
Kazaiah Sterling – After spending the second half of the 2018/19 season out on loan, I think another full year would be good for Sterling. Put him in a team where he is the starting striker, no matter what League, and see what kind of form he can get going.
Marcus Edwards – Last chance saloon for Edwards. He may have impressed in the Netherlands, but it is time for him to show he can do it in England. Much like Sterling, put Edwards into a team where he’ll be first choice and watch what happens.
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