Dominic Ball has stated that he would be open to a return to Glasgow Rangers next season, with the youngster admitting his chances of first-team football at Tottenham are slim.
The versatile 20-year-old has been part of the Ibrox side that has won promotion back to the top tier of Scottish football during a loan switch from the North London side.
Ball is set to return to White Hart Lane this summer, with an unenviable task of trying to break into a Spurs starting XI loaded with international stars.
In reality, the defender-come-defensive midfielder will have to move elsewhere again next term on a loan deal to play senior football regularly.
With Rangers playing in the Scottish Professional Football League again and set to be challenging for domestic honours, a return is not off the table for Ball.
“I love the lads here, and the manager, and I’d definitely be open to coming back here,” Ball told the Rangers website.
“But it’s down to Spurs and the manager there.
“I’ll have to see what the options are and what the manager at Spurs wants. I’m contracted with them and I keep in touch with them every couple of weeks.
“The manager down there has built a really good squad and a strong mentality to the team. Because of that, it’s encouraging to know that if I do stay down there, I’ve got to push really hard to get in that team and he’ll develop me as a player.
“But I haven’t been there so I don’t know the standard. We’re talking about three or four world-class players playing at centre-back and holding-mid.”
The young starlet has featured in 18 league games for the Gers this season and looks like a player with a bright future in the game, but needs regular football to aid his development.