Tottenham Hotspur confirm midfielder has left the club on loan

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that academy midfielder Jack Roles has left the club to join Cambridge United on loan until January.

Roles was named in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for pre-season tour of the Far East and the Audi Cup, in which he scored during the penalty shoot out victory against Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old will now move to the League Two side in order to increase his footballing education with regular first team football.

Tottenham have decided to loan a number of their Under-23 side out to lower league clubs in the past week with Kazaiah Sterling joining Doncaster Rovers on a season long loan, while George Marsh and Anthony Georgiou have joined Leyton Orient and Ipswich Town respectively until January.

It is a refreshing approach to see the club deciding to give their young talent a chance to play further down the English pyramid rather than just play Under-23 football.  

The challenge of playing against senior players on a weekly basis will only benefit their long-term careers, whether that be at Spurs or elsewhere.

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