Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Josh Onomah will not be loaned out and will continue his development at Tottenham. This is the plan for the talented players he believes are good enough to play for the club.
The academy is there to produce professional footballers and some will be produced, as they have in the past, by being loaned out and some may well get to play for the first team. However, can we deduce that any player he sends out on loan is deemed not good enough for Tottenham?
Cameron carter-Vickers is not being loaned out, Josh Onomah is not being loaned out, Harry Winks is not being loaned out.
"No, no. I think it's clear that Josh is a potential first team player like Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks, like all the young players in our academy.
"The way to improve is training with us and trying to show us that he deserves to be involved. In that moment, you can be sure that we will give him the opportunity to play and show his quality.
"So no, we are not thinking about selling or loaning him out."
Young striker Shayon Harrison has just been loaned out to Yeovil Town to get some playing experience. Each player is different, some may need to go out on loan and learn to fight for a place, perhaps some need a reality shock, but some will be deemed not good enough for Spurs. If we can turn them into a professional football player though, we can sell them and the academy pays for itself. That at least is the ideal.
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