Tottenham ‘insider’ John Wenham believes Kallum Cesay will be loaned out to a League One club next season.

Cesay has impressed for Tottenham’s Under-23s this season, having made 18 appearances so far (Transfermakrt), with the teenager featuring both as a left-back and a right-back.

Although the defender is yet to make a senior appearance for the Lilywhites, he has made the bench for Tottenham in the Europa Conference League this season (TransferMarkt).

The 19-year-old was called up to the Sierra Leone squad for the first time during last month’s international break and was handed his first cap in an international friendly against the Congo Republic.

Cesay started in midfield and scored both of Senegal’s goals as John Keister’s side emerged 2-1 winners.

Wenham has admitted that he has been surprised by how much the young defender has developed over the last 12 months. 

When asked about Cesay, he told Football Insider: “Until last summer (2021), he had really gone under the radar. There has always been someone ahead of him in the pecking order.

“Then, last summer, quite randomly, in our first pre-season game against Leyton Orient Nuno started him out of nowhere.

“I had never really known him to play with the first team, he had never even made the bench. He started at right-back and since then his prospects and development have gone through the roof.

“He’s been involved in first-team training and he regularly starts for the Under 23s. There has been a big growth spurt and he’s now a really promising prospect, he can be as good as he wants to be.

“He’s been rewarded with this Sierra Leone call up and I was hoping he would be given this chance to play after not featuring during their last game.

“I think the plan for him now is a new long-term contract ahead of a loan to a League One side next year. I’m always excited by players who come out of nowhere and I’m really keen to follow his development.”

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Different players develop at different ages, which is why players should never be written off too early.

For example, Scarlett might be far ahead of where Parrott was at the same age but that does not mean that the former is guaranteed to have a more successful career than the latter.

This very much seems like the season that could be the making of Cesay and the youngster would be hoping to get some competitive football next season and make an impact.

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