Three Tottenham players that need to go on loan this January

Tottenham have blossomed this season under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidance, with hopes raised in North London that a return to Champions League football is on the cards.

The White Hart Lane side boast a crux of promising young players that have taken on their trainer’s footballing ideals and look considerably stronger as a collective.

However, Pochettino has shown in his time at Spurs that he is not reluctant to part company with players that are not in his plans, with a summer exodus proving as much.

Despite continued participation in the Europa League and a build-up of fixtures, a host of the current group have been limited to little or no football this season.

As such, the January transfer window should be a reprieve for these three players, who will hope to spend more time on the pitch elsewhere for the rest of the season.

Kevin Wimmer

Kevin Wimmer

An Austria international with an impressive background in the Bundesliga, Wimmer’s signing in the summer was one that was treated with relative excitement.

However, with Belgian duo Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld ruling the roost at centre-half, the former Cologne man has not been handed the chance to play in the Premier League as yet.

With Euro 2016 around the corner and his nation participating, Wimmer needs regular football during the rest of 2015-16 to stand a chance of featuring.

A move to another Premier League club would be ideal to give him experience of English football and a chance to impress the Tottenham hierarchy, but a return to Germany seems more likely.

Alex Pritchard

Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard

After an impressive season at Brentford in 2014-15, this was tipped to be the season that Pritchard made an impression at Tottenham and in the Premier League.

However, debilitating injuries have seen the diminutive attacker spend most of his time on the treatment table instead of in contention for a place in Pochettino’s side.

When he is back fit and able to play, Pritchard faces extreme competition for a place in the starting line-up, with the likes of Erik Lamela, Andros Townsend, Nacer Chadli and Son Heung-min all in the running for a place on the right of midfield.

As such, a return to The Championship and a string of consistent games would be the perfect remedy to salvage a forgettable season to date and get back to his best.

Nabil Bentaleb


The Algerian enforcer was one of the standout players in a Tottenham team that finished fifth last season, but injuries have also blighted his chances this term.

While the African midfielder was on the sidelines, the likes of Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli have thrived, meaning that Bentaleb has dropped down Pochettino’s preferences.

With Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll also in contention for a place in the centre of midfield, six months at another Premier League club would be an enticing tonic for the 21-year-old and allow him to return revitalised before next season.

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