Spurs striker Kazaiah Sterling has completed a loan move to League One Sunderland until the end of the season, where he will be hoping he can reproduce his goalscoring form for Spurs Under-23s – he has netted four and chalked up two assists in seven appearances.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 31, 2019
The speedy forward has played just nine minutes of football for the first team though, despite recent injuries to Harry Kane and Dele Alli, and will drop down two divisions to get some minutes under his belt, while the Black Cats will be receiving a quality young talent as they push for a return to the Championship.
Meanwhile, having spent zilch in the summer on signings, many surely expected Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs to fire out the blocks in January and bring in some new faces in a bid to keep pace with Manchester City and Liverpool.
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However, the only changes to the squad have been outgoings, of which Sterling is the latest, meaning that the Lilywhites have made zero additions in this whole season – besides bringing Oliver Skipp through to the first team from the youth academy. Unbelievable.
The decision to loan out Sterling has baffled many Spurs fans amid a lack of arrivals and of depth up front – here’s how they reacted on Twitter…
Great, so our existing backup has been shipped out ????
— Mr Pochettino (@TheMacBoy_) January 31, 2019
ah yes this transfer window is just what we needed, 4 players leaving and no one coming in
— E ☭ (@spagyama) January 31, 2019
So we got an injury hit team and were getting rid of players on loan
What is going on?????
— Biggy Singh Johal ☬ (@Biggy5ingh) January 31, 2019
Why he didn’t got a chance to prove himself in the squad? For sure he could challenge Llorente as a striker
— Manuel Sanchez (@masanch23) February 1, 2019
How can we sign 0 strikers and then loan out one of our only backups??
This club man ?
— Sam Bennett (@_itsbxnnxtt_) February 1, 2019
No new signing for us, this is painful, loosing players and getting no one, Levy you messing with us now
— Antony Kungu Sankale (@KunguSankale) February 1, 2019
Should be starting ahead of Llorente
— Courtney (@CourtneyV89) February 1, 2019
Jesus wept we just going to loan everyone out?! What is going on?!
— Deanna Jennings (@deanna_may17) January 31, 2019
Seriously? Is there anyone left? pic.twitter.com/3P1HRS0MfB
— The Fatherload (@the_fatherload) January 31, 2019