Date: 30th May 2018 at 8:00pm
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Mauricio Pochettino isn’t a fan of the loan system it seems. The Argentine seems content on keeping most young players in-house, with those given temporary moves generally not in the manager’s first team thoughts.

So, what does the future hold for the four players who spent last season out on loan?

Vincent Janssen 

The Dutchman’s year-long spell at Fenerbahce was meant to provide greater first-team opportunities, but an ankle injury led to him spending four months on the sidelines.

The striker still managed to play 18 games in all competitions for the Turkish club, scoring five goals and providing four assists in the process.¬† The team’s president Aziz Yildirim is believed to be keen on keeping the 23-year-old.

He may get his wish as well if they make an offer that matches our valuation. Poch is said to be keen on recruiting Anthony Martial as a potential alternative to Harry Kane, leaving little room for the Netherlands international.

Georges-Kevin N’Koudou

A return to France is highly likely for the 23-year-old. We made a sizeable effort to sign the winger for ¬£9m from Marseille in 2016 but things just haven’t worked out.

He was sent out to Burnley for the second half of last season, but he failed to impress, having made eight appearances and just two starts for Sean Dyche’s side.

Despite starting and scoring in the 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia in December, he has never started a league game for us, and in his 23 appearances for the club, he has been named in the starting line up just three times.

Josh Onomah

It was a season of two halves for the attacking midfielder. He was a fixture in Villa’s first team at the start of the campaign, but after Jack Grealish’s return to fitness, he was moved into central midfield and wide roles.

By the end of the season, he was in and out of the starting line-up and played just 13 minutes in the Championship playoffs. At 21 years of age, he still has time on his side. He will likely be assessed by the club’s staff in pre-season before possibly being sent out on loan once again.

Cameron Carter-Vickers

The American international’s future at the club looks bright after he signed a new three-year contract last month. It was a reward for a very good season out on loan at Ipswich Town.

The 20-year-old played regularly at centre-half for the Tractor Boys and helped them to a mid-table finish. He was also given his first senior cap for the USA back in November, coming on as a substitute in the 1-1 friendly draw against Portugal.

A number of Championship sides, and possibly some Premier League teams, may want to loan out the defender once again this summer.


41 Replies to “What Does The Future Hold For Tottenham’s Four Loaned Out Stars?”

  • The Championship is a good league for getting players ready for the Premiership.

    I would keep CCV and Josh. I think both could offer us some much needed squad depth next season. I would rather sell Llorente, Janssen, N’Kou and Sissoko first.

  • My thinking/opinion is CCV can make it with Poch’s influence/coaching, Josh am not so sure he does not seem to have a particular position but maybe he is a maybe, as for Janssen he has not really been given a chance, he is big/strong and still young so again could he benefit from Poch, as Real Deal wrote sell Sissoko, N’kou and Lloriente. COYS

  • Pomp, take a look at Onomah’s highlights at Villa as a CM. He has all the attributes to make it as a box to box CM. He has pace, athleticism, he is a decent passer, he gets around the pitch. Sure he needs work especially defensively but he is only 21.

    I could see him thriving as a CM with us. Not an AM though. He doesn’t have the tools to play that position. He seems keen on returning and trying to break through. Instead of us signing a young up and coming athletic CM makes sense to give Josh a chance? Save money and spend it elsewhere.

  • N’koudu looks like a write off, a reminder there’s a big difference between French football and the premier league. Onomah is a bit frustrating. There’s clearly a very good footballer in there but its whether he ever lives up to his potential. Its a mental thing and the manager has to make the decision. Carter- Vickers to me is on the right track. He’s done everything asked of him and may well have got a lot more out playing regularly on loan than Foyth did from not playing at Spurs. The Janssen situation is a bit of an enigma. In normal circumstances you would just get rid of him. But a year of Llorente has made Janssen’s time at the club look better. Talk of signing Martial, who isn’t a centre forward, reminds us that whatever his limitations Janssen at least is one. If we can’t get a real centre forward then I’d be tempted to keep Janssen a bit longer.

  • Real Deal…thank you for that, the trouble for me is, that he is a big maybe! and as has been said will he live up to his potential, but then again because he is showing commitment and willingness to learn, you could be right about not spending money on another AM and give the boy a chance. COYS

  • Each loanee has a different level of complexity in the answer.

    Firstly, N’Koudou is a no brainer. Let’s not mess his career up anymore and let him go. We haven’t give him enough opportunities to really know as fans but do trust Poch enough to know that he doesn’t rate him enough.

    Secondly, Janssen. There’s one argument to keep him as he does put in a shift for his team mates and could easily start scoring again. However, he doesn’t look like he has the qualities to play at the highest level and we should probably sell.

    Thirdly, CCV. This is purely down to what Poch’s thinking is on the centre halves. Assuming Toby goes, there is a 10 year gap between Vertonghen and the other centre halves in the squad. That is somewhat bridged by Dier who is 24. If Poch is taking risks and trusting the youngsters like CCV and Foyth, then he stays. It might also be that it is Foyth who needs the loan this season and CCV makes up the numbers.

    Finally, Onomah. This is the most complex by far. We need to start the season with 5 centre mids and 5 attacking mids some of which can move between the 2 positions. I agree with Read Deal that Onomah’s best position is not as an AM, but instead in the 2 man deeper pivot in Poch’s setup. Onomah has more ability than Wanyama, Dier and Sissoko but would need to show he can match their other qualities. Poch talks about taking risks. Well selling Sissoko for as much money we can get and plugging the gap with Onomah is that risk that I would probably take.

  • N’Koudou and Janssen were most likely loaned to get their salaries off the books. If someone had offered a valuation which came close to Levy’s for either, they’d be gone already.

    Much like with Bentaleb, Fazio and N’Jie, many clubs with smaller budgets want some sort of a trial before they commit to buying the player. I personally don’t see a future for them at the club.

    CCV, time will tell. I view him as a solid enough PL player in time, but I don’t know if he’s good enough for a CL level club. I think his main qualities are physical, and I think it’s going to be a struggle for him to improve his decision-making to the point where he can be an asset for a top 4 club. There’s a place for the Robert Huths of this world in the PL, and that’s where I see CCV’s career going. But I’d be happy for him to surprise me.

    Onomah could develop into a good player in time, but he is just too green still. There would be no point for him to stay at the club next year and barely feature, and he’s nowhere near good enough to start over our current options yet. Another loan makes most sense.

  • BelgianSpur – Given that Huth has won the title and apparently made more appearances in the premier league than any other German player you are rather damming him with faint praise. There’s sometimes a difference between the best players and the best team, as Leicester demonstrated so graphically. There’s something of a parallel in our own history with a player called Chris Fairclough. A very effective centre half he was never deemed quite good enough for us so moved on. He ended up at Leeds United where he won the title.

  • jod – but there are other individual accolades which can show the true worth of a player, and a collective title doesn’t really mean much in that sense.

    To support this point, Fabian Delph has won the PL, but Steven Gerrard never did. Does that make Delph a better footballer than Gerrard?

    CCV may well be part of a title-winning team one day, but that doesn’t necessarily make him a great footballer. At this stage in his development, the only thing we should be judging him on is his individual skill.

  • BS – I’m not sure I even see the same things in CCV as you. What I saw a couple of seasons ago in pre-season was a player that looked comfortable in possession and always tried to pass his way out of defence. Whilst he was physically built, he wasn’t overly tall and didn’t depend on the dark arts like Huth would. The difference though is that Huth didn’t get to where he got to without reading of the game and having positional sense that allowed him to play at the top level. When I saw CCV, it was those qualities that are in your head that he wasn’t showing in abundance especially against Wycmobe in the cup where he looked out of his depth. Saying that, Michael Dawson led Spurs for a few years and he was found wanting in that department so many times. He was caught ball watching and found himself being pulled out of position way too easy. Also, the amount of corners he misread and went under them still makes me shudder. The point you’re making is valid. We don’t need Dawson’s anymore. We need Toby’s for where we’re at nowadays.

    Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to watch CCV this last season. I’ve read that he played well at Sheff Utd and Ipswich and at least he got over 30 starts behind him now. No clue whether he’s a Dawson or a Toby in the making.

  • Well I think it was a season of two halves for CCV. He left Sheffield in rather worrying circumstances, failing to really impact their 1st team and eventually being criticised by their manager for a poor attitude. By all accounts the second half at Ipswich was much better.

    The last time I saw him in a Spurs shirt was in the ICC in preseason last year, and he didn’t exactly cover himself in glory ( Poor reading of the game, poor positioning, etc.

    A bit like DeAndre Yedlin a few years ago. another player with tantalising speed and all of the potential in the world. His recoveries would make highlight reels, but there’s 2 ways to look at it: yes the recovery is impressive, but the fact that he was constantly out of position was a much bigger worry.

    Some players, like Harry Winks, or even Juan Foyth, they seem to understand and play the game well. They may need to get a bit stronger but their “football education” is sound and almost complete (and experience will take care of the rest). Other players are fast tracked to 1st teams because they’re already built like adults at 17, but that’s usually at the detriment of going through the steps progressively. I just fear CCV is in the latter category.

  • So Zidane has quit…..seems like we got Poch to sign a new contact just in time. Will also change the perspectives on the Bale staying or leaving argument would be my guess.

  • Delighted to see our ” we want to get our transfer business done early” and “we need to be brave and take a risk” strategy is working so well. According to Sky sources Spurs are in talks with……….nobody, Spurs intend to sign………nobody, so everything on schedule. Heading for the BOGOF and remnant sale in the last 24 hrs of the window as usual, after all it is our comfort zone. It is reassuring that we have such a strong squad that it is apparently not seen as urgently necessary to strengthen at all. It appears that MP signed his new contract without any assurances on transfer spending, of course he didn’t know that Zidane was about to resign at that time.

  • Regarding this article, N’Koudou is a write of or had better be. The jury is probably still out on both CCV and Onomah, will they be able to become viable 1st team alternatives, this must be the objective. To compare two failures (Jannson and Lloriente) with each other is no way to go, and both should be confined to the same scrap heap in company with several expensive strikers we have managed to sign in recent seasons. We can hopefully find somebody daft enough to take both players off of our hands. It is I suppose unlikely that we will recoup our investment, that is unfortunate but we have been here before.

  • Frank – to add fuel to your fire:

    Liverpool, who reached the CL final, have just bought Brazilian international Fabinho from Monaco, and will see the arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig, at last, this summer.

    Man City, fresh off their PL title, are set to sign Riyad Mahrez and Jorginho, an Italian international from Napoli.

    Arsenal are about to sign Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Juve’s Stefan Lichtsteiner, and United are finalising a deal for Porto’s right back Diogo Dalot.

    In essence, all of our rivals are well underway with their plans of strengthening their squads. I suppose Daniel Levy’s definition of “early” is not the same as our rivals’.

  • So far in the whole of the PL, 2 players have been confirmed as signings… For Man City and for Leicester City.

  • More doom and gloom … you can’t just buy players, you need to get rid of some first …. 6/7 can go to free up funds … who cares what other teams do … we run our own way … Levy, always keeps hush … let’s wait and see, he prob has a few signed already but wants to get rid of the players prior to the announcements for profit reasons… Levy, is doing a wonderful job .. don’t like it , wrote to levy and complain.

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