The 10 Tottenham players hoping to catch Mourinho’s eye on loan in 20-21
Jose Mourinho has an enviable mix of youth and experience in his Tottenham squad – and a number of hot prospects will be hoping to catch his eye while out on loan in 2020-21.
The likes of Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon are looking to complement established players like Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and Hugo Lloris.
We’ve taken a look at the 10 players sent out on loan who have the chance to prove they belong in Tottenham’s first team next season.
Labelled as the next Robbie Keane by some excitable Ireland fans, Parrott made a handful of appearances for Spurs last season.
Born during the chart reign of ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias, the young striker will be spending this season on loan at Championship side Millwall.
He’s only made one Carabao Cup appearance to date, but Parrott will be hoping to make an impact at the Den over the coming months.
Described as a versatile defender, comfortable playing both centre and right-back, Eyoma sounds like a Mourinho player in the making.
Having made his debut during an FA Cup tie at Tranmere in January 2019, Eyoma has left north London in search of more first-team football.
This has taken him to League One side Lincoln City, where Eyoma has featured in all seven of their league matches this campaign.
Part of the England U17 World Cup-winning squad a few years back, the youngster will aspire to develop his game further in the lower-leagues.
Skipp has featured semi-regularly for Spurs over recent years, making 23 appearances in the past two seasons under both Mauricio Pochettino and Mourinho.
Still aged only 20, Skipp has joined recently relegated Norwich City on a season-long loan.
He has made five appearances for the Canaries so far, as they aim to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Roles is currently on his second loan spell away from the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, plying his trade at League One outfit Burton Albion.
Last season, the central midfielder spent time at League Two side Cambridge United. He was named the club’s Player of the Month for October and his 30-yard strike against Macclesfield Town was also nominated for goal of the month.
Not to be confused with rapper and Tottenham fan AJ Tracey, Shilow Tracey is a winger with a promising reputation within the game.
Joining Spurs in 2016, Sky Sports pundit Paul Prederville said that Tracey is “Quick and strong, his performances for the Ebbsfleet youth team have drawn similarities with Yaya Toure”.
His career to date has involved a loan spell at Macclesfield Town and this season Tracey will be turning out for Shrewsbury Town In League One.
The Argentina international found first-team opportunities hard to come by last season after a breakthrough 2018-19 campaign.
Therefore, after signing an extension to his Spurs contract, Foyth will be spending the season in Spain with Villarreal.
Despite not having made an appearance for the side yet, Unai Emery’s team are surprise leaders of the early La Liga table and the defender will be aiming to extend this run of good form.
It wasn’t so long ago that Sessegnon was being tipped for inclusion in England’s 2018 World Cup squad.
Back then, Sessegnon was making his name as a flying winger in an exciting Fulham side. He’s fallen off the radar somewhat since, after a difficult experience in the Premier League with Fulham and struggling to establish himself at Tottenham last season.
Still only 20-years-old, the full-back remains a promising talent and will be looking to demonstrate this on loan at Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.
He also appears in the Guinness World Records for ‘Fastest time to hit both football goalposts and crossbar’, doing so in just 7.75 seconds.
Sterling is currently on his fourth loan away from Tottenham, having spent previous spells at Sunderland, Doncaster Rovers and Leyton Orient.
Now, the young forward is spending the first half of the 2020-21 season at Southend United.
Having already appeared for Spurs in the Champions League, Sterling has a golden opportunity to remind the coaching staff of his obvious talent.
The only goalkeeper on this list, Oluwayemi has joined National League side Maidenhead United on loan for his first taste of senior football.
Carter-Vickers has earnt the peculiar distinction of being a full USA international without ever making a league appearance for Spurs.
Already in his young career, Carter-Vickers has spent time at *checks notes* Sheffield United, Ipswich, Swansea, Stoke and Luton Town.
Now, the 22-year-old defender will be spending the season on loan at recently relegated Bournemouth.