Tottenham Hotspur sent 15 players out on loan this season but which of them have a future at the club in the years to come?
Spurs players young and older were loaned out across not only the Football League but also to Germany, Spain and the USA during this campaign.
Some of the loans were a roaring success, some at least gave the players some important experience to develop, while others had a difficult time away from the nest.
What does the future hold for them all though, particularly with a new manager set to walk through the door in the weeks ahead?
Let’s take a look at what next season will bring for all 15 of them.
Oliver Skipp is the poster boy for Tottenham’s loan operations this season.
He will return to the club this summer as a title winner at Norwich as they won the Championship and promotion back to the Premier League.
Skipp was a vital cog for the Canaries and is likely to end up in plenty of Championship teams of the season.
Spurs fans who might judge him on his youthful displays in their own shirt last season will have missed out on an incredible season of development in the Championship for the 20-year-old central midfielder.
The only sour note for Skipp is that he suffered a fractured metatarsal in his 47th match of the season this month and having had surgery last week that foot injury will mean he won’t return to action until during pre-season.
Norwich are desperate to have him back next season but Tottenham had planned to bring him back for the following campaign with them after his tremendous progress.
Ultimately the new manager will decide and hopefully the England U21 international will return earlier in pre-season in order to get the chance to impress.
Many within Tottenham believe he can step up and become a regular starter for the club in the Premier League.
Another player who finished a promising season on loan with an injury is Juan Foyth.
The news coming out of his homeland is not great with ESPN Argentina reporting that the 23-year-old could be out for a minimum of a month with a torn hamstring in his left leg, suffered in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final against Arsenal.
Foyth’s future is not in Tottenham’s hands.
When he was loaned out to Villarreal it was with an agreed £13m option to buy if the La Liga club and the young Argentina international agree to it.
He has impressed manager Unai Emery, who suggested that if it was his decision, he would bring the defender to the club permanently.
After a slow start, Foyth made 31 appearances for Villarreal, showing his versatility at right-back, centre-back and in a defensive midfield role and £13m is likely to be seen as a bargain for the young defender.
Another player who has had an important season in their development is Ryan Sessegnon.
Spurs deliberately chose Hoffenheim above the queue of clubs in England and across Europe who wanted to take the 20-year-old on loan because the Bundesliga club promised him plenty of game time at left-back and wing-back.
They have been true to their word and other than an injury absence for a month and a half at the turn of the year, Sessegnon has got plenty of game time and development under his belt across 27 appearances.
Sessegnon’s immediate future will depend on the left-back situation when he returns and how much he can impress the new manager, but with four years left on his contract, another loan season = and the fee Spurs would get might end up suiting all parties.
Troy Parrott had a tough year out on loan, but that’s probably exactly what he needed to get a true experience of life in the senior game.
The talented 19-year-old striker managed to net just two goals across two loan spells, but coming after his drop down a division from Millwall in the Championship to Ipswich in League One.
Parrott admitted that things don’t always go to plan but that he got “plenty of learning experience and game time” at both clubs.
He certainly did with 32 appearances to his name across his time at both clubs.
This is a big pre-season for Parrott as he looks to put what he has learned on to the Hotspur Way training pitches in front of the new man.
He may find that 17-year-old Dane Scarlett gets the young striker on the bench role at times next season and that may free Parrott up to get another season on loan starting almost every week, which might be better for his development.
There’s no rush for the teenager and Harry Kane is the perfect proof of that.
Gazzaniga, 29, went to Spain looking for game time but had to be patient as Edgar Badia retained his spot in Elche’s goal in his first couple of months.
He has now started the past five games in an incredible tight relegation battle at the bottom of La Liga and Tottenham will be hoping that his performances gain some interest in his services.
The club were looking to sell the Argentine and that is unlikely to change this summer with just 12 months left on his contract.
Jack Clarke’s season also ended in an injury with ankle ligament damage but he had a much more promising campaign, making his Spurs debut in the Europa League and FA Cup.
After a January loan move to Stoke he got a further 14 appearances under his belt in the Championship, with two assists to his name before that ankle injury last month.
Clarke impressed Jose Mourinho in pre-season last year and he will be looking to do so again but the likelihood is that another loan to help the 20-year-old’s development might beckon.
Carter-Vickers’ loan at Bournemouth initially looked like being a disaster as he didn’t play a game in the Championship in 2020.
However, a return to fitness and the arrival of Jonathan Woodgate as boss until the end of the season changed his fortunes and he’s started the past 21 matches as the Cherries took their place in the play-offs.
Spurs are believed to have taken up an option to extend the 23-year-old’s contract by a year so they can get some money back for his sale this summer rather than lose him for nothing and Bournemouth are expected to be interested.
England U21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin will miss most of next season because he has been loaned out to MLS side Orlando City for the entirety of their season.
The MLS regular season runs until November 7 and then the play-offs take place from that month until the MLS Cup takes place in December.
Austin will return ahead of the January transfer window and the 22-year-old will likely be given another loan if one is forthcoming.
White has racked up the appearances in an important loan spell with Portsmouth after making his Tottenham debut in the Europa League and FA Cup.
The 19-year-old got plenty of time from the bench with Pompey and scored his first senior goal with a match-winning header against Oxford United.
Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley has already asked Tottenham if the central midfielder can return next season and with the Spurs midfield set to be packed again, it could be a loan move that suits all parties.
Another young player who made his Tottenham debut under Jose Mourinho, coming on late in the Champions League defeat at RB Leipzig last season.
Fagan-Walcott has had a tough year this time around, requiring knee surgery in the summer and then after getting a loan to Scottish Championship Dundee in January he got two starts under his belt before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.
The aim next season will be to get the 19-year-old, who has a contract until 2022, more game time on loan to help his development.
Another big loan success for Spurs this season has been Eyoma, who has made 49 appearances for Lincoln as they have reached the League One play-off finals.
The 21-year-old, who made his debut for Spurs in an FA Cup game at Tranmere during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure, began his loan spell playing mostly at right-back for Lincoln, but has switched to the centre of the defence during the campaign.
With a contract until 2023, Spurs have given Eyoma plenty of time to develop and the young defender is likely get another loan deal this summer after the success of this one.
Okedina got his first experience of senior football in the second half of the season as he helped Cambridge United gain automatic promotion to League One, making 15 appearances.
With a contract until 2022, the club will look to get the 20-year-old centre-back out on another loan next season.
Tracey was also at Cambridge for the second half of the season, following a spell at Shewsbury.
The 22-year-old’s deal is up this month and it could be that his five years at the club comes to an end.
Jack Roles has had a season to forget, barely getting any playing time at either Burton Albion or Stevenage during his two loans.
The 22-year-old could also be heading towards the exit door after coming through the ranks at the club.
Another who is out of contract this summer and has struggled, often through unfortunate injuries, to make a mark on his loan spells.
He was unable to score during his time with Greenock Morton in the second half of this campaign.
Source by Football London