Jose Mourinho might not exactly be renowned for giving young players plenty of senior opportunities, but a number of exciting prospects from Tottenham are drawing attention on loan.
It hasn’t been easy for all of Tottenham’s lenders, with a few familiar names having failed to get started so far in 2020-21, but fans will no doubt be encouraged by Oliver Skipp’s performances and Ryan Sessegnon.
We took a look at the 10 Spurs players currently on loan and how they have performed so far.
Seen as the next big thing at Tottenham, Parrott has joined the Millwall Championship squad in search of regular first-team football.
The forward has missed the start of the season due to injury issues and has yet to score in 10 appearances, but the 18-year-old has always impressed his teammates.
“Troy was someone who, within the first 15 minutes of his first workout, I knew how good he was, how smart he was,” Jed Wallace said in November. “I can’t wait to play with him more.”
Although he did not make an appearance during his brief loan spell at Lincoln City last season, Eyoma returned to Imps before 2020-21.
The right-back has now become one of the first names on the squad roster, helping the team keep 10 clean sheets in their first 19 league appearances for League One table tops.
Skipp made an instant impression after joining Norwich City on loan, winning the Man of the Match award in his debut and then their Player of the Month award for September.
The midfielder has played every minute of their 23 league appearances so far this season, helping the Canaries climb to the top of the table as they look to return to the Premier League.
“We take it for granted that Oliver Skipp plays almost every game with so few errors,” Norwich boss Daniel Farke said on their official website in December.
“He had to adapt in the last two games because he now plays with Alex Tettey who plays a deeper role, he now has to move the game forward and was made up to the task.
“It is no coincidence that Jose Mourinho says he has the potential to be Tottenham’s skipper one day.”
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Although impressive during his time at Cambridge United last season, Roles only made three cameo appearances for Buton Albion in 2020-21.
Not having been part of the Ligue 1 team of the day since October, the Cypriot international is now back at Tottenham.
Tracey joined Spurs from Ebbsfleet United in 2016, but has yet to make a senior appearance for the club.
He had a brief stint with Macclesfield Town in Ligue 2 in 2019-2020 and is currently plying his trade for Shrewsbury Town in League One.
The winger has only started two league games so far this season, but has scored four goals in three EFL Trophy appearances, including a hat-trick against Crewe.
Foyth fell down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho and made a loan transfer to Villarreal, teaming up with former Arsenal manager Unai Emery.
Despite marking his debut with a goal and an assist against Sivasspor in the Europa League, the Argentina international has only made five La Liga appearances this season.
The defender has played in midfield in recent weeks but will now face competition from new signing and former Spurs man Etienne Capoue.
After having had a difficult first season at Tottenham, Sessegnon has returned to his best form with Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
Scoring two goals and two assists in his first 16 appearances, the 20-year-old also won Hoffenheim’s Player of the Month award in November and such displays will catch Jose Mourinho’s attention.
“That’s the goal,” Sessegnon told Sky Sports News in December. “That’s why I’m here, to get more experience, more games in a higher league, and then come back and be ready to play games next year with Spurs.”
Watch: Ryan Sessegnon scores his first goal since leaving Spurs on loan
After previous stints at Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient, Sterling has joined Southend United on a three-month loan deal.
A groin injury limited the striker’s playing time for the Ligue 2 team, and he returned to his parent club at the end of December.
Half of his 12 appearances were off the bench and his lone goal was a consolation in a 6-1 beating at Colchester United in the EFL Trophy.
The only goalkeeper on this list, Oluwayemi made just one appearance on loan to National League side Maidenhead United and returned to Tottenham in early January.
Cameron Carter Vickers
Despite being only 23, Carter-Vickers has previously spent time at Sheffield United, Ipswich Town, Swansea City, Stoke City and Luton Town.
The USA international joined Bournemouth on deadline day but has been plagued with injury issues and has yet to make his championship debut.
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