Antonio Conte and Fabio Paratici have decisions to make over a number of the Tottenham squad in the coming weeks as they prepare for next season. Knowing the areas they will need to strengthen in order to take Spurs to the next level, a handful of the current players could be at risk as part of the changes which need to take place.
Permanent deals will be key to helping Tottenham boost the coffers to bring new players to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a number of loan deals also likely to be on the agenda. So who exactly could depart on loan? football.london takes a look.
Rodon was given some rare game time in the Premier League on Thursday night as he came on for the final eight minutes of the win over Arsenal. Only his second league appearance of the season, it’s clear to see that the Wales international needs to depart for regular football elsewhere.
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Spurs just need to decide whether he goes permanently or on a season-long loan deal in 2022/23. Showcasing for Wales that he is a very talented player with a big future ahead of him, a loan may be the better options as a permanent exit would no doubt come back and bite Spurs in the years ahead.
Scarlett will be on the move this summer as football.london understands the plan is to loan him out next season in order to get the minutes he requires for his development. Featuring in the Europa League earlier in the campaign during Nuno Espirito Santo’s tenure, the youngster did struggle coming up against seasoned pros and he also wasn’t helped by a lack of creativity behind him.
Clearly making a huge impression on Conte, opportunities just haven’t been there for the player and he requires the pitch time in 2022/23 to help him progress. Not always having the best of luck picking loan clubs for their young players in the past, Spurs need to get it right next term when it comes to the youngster.
White has been a regular in the Tottenham squad over the past few months with limited midfield options available to Conte. Doing well at Portsmouth last campaign, it was perhaps a shock to see the youngster remain in the capital last summer rather than heading elsewhere.
White’s game will have massively improved this season due to working day in, day out with players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, but he does need to get that experience of playing regular first-team football under his belt.
Parrott had a season to remember at MK Dons, even though they did suffer heartbreak in the League One play-offs after narrowly missing out on automatic promotion. A regular in Liam Manning’s side and chipping in with some important goals in the run-in, the Republic of Ireland international will be hoping for more of the same next season.
First of all, though, the frontman will return to Tottenham for pre-season before a decision is made on what comes next. Having done so well in League One this campaign, the Championship should be his next port of call.
football.london reported at the start of May that Spurs will now consider loan moves for Devine next season. Hitting the headlines in January 2021 as he etched his name into the record books with a goal against Marine in the FA Cup, first-team minutes may not have been there for the player this season but that has not stopped him progressing.
Such has been his development that Tottenham don’t want to hold back his progress and will look to secure him a loan deal. He could really make his mark next season if everything goes to plan.
And those who could potentially depart on loan again …
Arriving at the club on a permanent deal from Sevilla last summer, Gil found opportunities hard to come by in the opening a few months of the season and was allowed to join Valencia on loan in January. Excelling at the Mestalla so far and helping them reach the Copa del Rey final, Valencia fans have made their feelings clear that they want the Spain international to stay on a permanent basis.
Gil will return to north London this summer and Conte and Paratici will have a decision to make over whether he is in the plans for next season or he departs again. Hinting that the player needs to become more physical and stronger to compete in the Premier League, another loan could be in order if the head coach doesn’t believe his player is ready to become a regular in the top flight.
Pape Matar Sarr
As is the case with Gil, Spurs will also have to decide on what is best for Sarr following his loan return from Metz. Returning to the French club last season immediately after joining Spurs, the 19-year-old will be intent on showing Conte what he can do in his first pre-season at Hotspur Way.
In and out of the Metz team this term, the Senegal international really does have a fight on his hands for a place in the Tottenham midfield with Rodrigo Bentancur, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Oliver Skipp and Harry Winks ahead of him.
Ndombele faces a huge summer in his career after exiting Tottenham on loan in January to link up with Lyon once again. Conte’s decision to loan him out highlights that the Frenchman isn’t in his plans and the club will be hopeful of receiving a big offer for the talented midfielder.
However, Spurs may not have so many clubs queuing up for Ndombele due to his up and down form and the big price they will want for his services. If he remains out of Conte’s plans and he cannot be moved on permanently, another loan deal may have to suffice.