While Spurs are expected to browse the January transfer window, they are not anticipated to spend big, perhaps due to the array of young talent available to them. Alex Pritchard, Josh Onomah and Tom Carroll are all developing at a rate that could soon see them break into the starting XI.
Pritchard is currently recovering from ankle surgery after an injury suffered while on England under-21 duty in this summer’s European Championships, but the attacking midfielder is set to return to training in the New Year.
The 22-year old was initially able to shrug off the knock at the beginning of the season, and featured in Spurs’ first team in the 0-0 draw against Everton. He certainly has the flair to make an impression with the senior side.
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At present, Spurs are weighing up whether to send him on loan in January to give him more game time, with the competition in his position incredibly stiff. He has previously spent time at Peterborough, Swindon and Brentford, scoring 12 goals in his stint with the latter last season.
At the age of just 18, Onomah has become a familiar face in match-day squads this season, albeit one chiefly confined to the bench.
Onomah made his league debut just last month, coming on as a last-minute substitute for more-established youngster Dele Alli in the 3-1 home win against Aston Villa. He caught the eye of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino after captaining the Academy side to the final of the FA Youth Cup, despite eventually losing out to Chelsea.
He has since been entrusted with Europa League duty, and his development has allowed Pochettino to rest some of his senior midfielders.
One of Spurs’ better known youngsters and perhaps the most likely to regularly appear in the first team, Carroll spent last season gaining Premier League experience at Swansea City.
Carroll was offered the chance to go on loan again this season, but chose to stay at White Hart Lane and fight for his place. Like Onomah, he has taken pressure off the senior players by featuring in the Europa League, but he will looking for more minutes on the pitch.
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