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Tottenham Hotspur Loan Wrap Up: The Good, The Mid and The Ugly

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We are 12 games into the Premier League season, the first of the Ange Postecoglou era at Tottenham Hotspur. The Lilywhites sit in 4th position at the time of writing, two points off top spot. The start has been better than most sane people would have predicted, despite two defeats in the last two games. One thing that has been apparent is that the squad is still very much a work in progress. While the vibes at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have been positive for the most part, can the same be said about the Spurs players out on loan?

Let’s take a further look.

Spurs Loan Recap for 2023/2024 Season Thus Far

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The Good

Joe Rodon – The Welsh international has had a strange Tottenham career, to put it mildly. Out on loan for a second consecutive season, Rodon has actually made more appearances for other clubs since his move to London than for his parent team, and he’s currently on loan at Leeds United in the Championship. Life in Leeds has been pretty good thus far for im however, who has gotten praise from his new club, with the Leeds Twitter even referring to him as ‘Rolls Royce Rodon’. With an average rating of 7.09 according to Sofascore, he is making waves in the Championship.

Troy Parrot – The 21-year-old is another player enjoying a good start to his loan spell away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. With three goals and one assist in just 262 minutes, the Irishman averages to a goal contribution every 65.5 minutes. Playing in a top European league for a mid-table side in Excelsior will surely add to his development. Hopefully, this good conversion leads to more than the two starts he’s been given for the term so far.

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Alfie Devine- The young academy player is currently on loan at Port Vale in League One, the English third tier of organised football, and has enjoyed a relatively bright start to his spell. Starting six out of the twelve games thus far, contributing two goals and an assist. While three goal contributions don’t seem glamorous, his impact on the games has been vital for the struggling side. With an average Sofascore rating of  6.92 for the season thus far, this loan can be a promising one.

The Mid

Sergio Reguilon – The Spanish left-back has had a very ‘patchy’ start to his stint at Old Trafford thus far. Only able to make seven appearances for the season due to niggling injuries, Reguilon has looked decent when selected, particularly in the game against Luton and the first leg against FC København in the Champions League. However, he has not been able to put a decent run of games together for a stuttering Manchester United team, and his form can only be described as merely okay.

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Dane Scarlett – One of the brightest prospects to emerge from the Tottenham Hotspur academy in recent years, the 19-year-old was sent on loan to Ipswich Town in the Championship with hopes of some senior game time. While he has made nine appearances, none of these have been starts, and he has no goal contributions to show for it. That’s not to say that his time has been horrific, however, as he has looked bright when he has gotten the chance to play, having an especially standout performance in the two all draw with Birmingham City. Just like Reguilon, Scarlett needs a consistent string of games in order to really show his worth.

The Ugly

Tanguy Ndombele – There was no other way to start this section than by taking a look at the former Lyon man. With just six appearances in this campaign, the ghosts of his past keep resurfacing, as he has looked sluggish and tired whenever given the chance. He’s averaging a meagre twenty-six minutes per appearance, and that is simply not good enough for a club record signing. He has had disciplinary issues, even breaking the diet restrictions and ordering a burger from the team hotel after a Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. With his career at an all-time low, it is up to the Frenchman to get his once-promising career back on track.

Djed Spence– This inclusion is somewhat unfair, but his loan spell has not gone according to Joe Rodonplan, strictly due to injury. Spence was only able to make one appearance this Leeds United and did look bright in that game, however, his injury has kept him out of action since. Expected back in late November, there is still a lot of time for the talented right-back to shine in the Championship this season.

Japhet Tanganga – Another right-sided defender whose season on loan away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has also been a disaster due to injury,  he is yet to feature for FC Augsburg. Only able to make the match day squad for the first time in a 1-1 draw with FC Koln on November 4, there is still hope for Tanganga to get the desired game time.


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