Tottenham Hotspur send youngsters to gain first-team experience as Fernandes departs
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In order to keep developing players while at the same time competing for all competitions this season, Tottenham Hotspur decided to send multiple players on loan to get more minutes.

The Spurs did a great job finding places for these players, and there's no doubt they will return to North London better than they were when departing.

Development Comes First

First team players, Harvey White and Jack Clarke were sent early January to Portsmouth FC and Stoke City FC, respectively.

Both White and Clarke made their first team debut this season, and saw action in multiple competitions, including UEFA Europa League and FA Cup.

Also, teenage sensation Troy Parrott, who spent the first half of the campaign with Milwall, will be taking his talents to Suffolk, and play for Ipswich Town from League 1

The Irish striker failed to score during his time at Milwall. Parrott played in 14 games across three different competitions and recorded only one assist.

Among other young players who were sent out on loan, 21 year-old Jack Roles will try his luck with the League 2 side Stevenage, while Kazaiah Sterling has joined Greenock Morton from the Scottish League.

Goalies On The Move

In order to not have five goalkeepers on the first team sheet, Jose Mourinho decided to send two goalies to get minutes on different countries.

U23 Brandon Austin was the first one to leave, as he will play for the remainder of the season with Orlando City FC from the Major League Soccer.

On the other hand, Paulo Gazzaniga, who has not played a single minute this season after starting multiple games in 2019 / 20, has been sent to ElChe from La Liga Santander.


Some people expected more to leave, but it turns out only four players left North London permanently during the January transfer window.  

Portuguese midfielder, Gedson Fernandes days' at Hotspur Way have come to an end, as he has been recalled by his parent club, SL Benfica.

Fernandes, who arrived in January 2020 and played a total of 14 games with the first team, has been sent out on loan again and will represent Galatasaray for the remainder of the campaign. 

During the transfer window, the team also decided to move Anthony Georgiu permanently to the Cyprus' side AEL Limassol.

During his Spurs tenure, Georgiu was sent on loan multiple times including Watford, Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers, but was never able to earn a first team spot. 

Academy players, Jonathan De Bie and Tottenham's former manager son, Maurizio Pochettino have also left the club permanently. 

De Bie will be taking his talents to the Belgian First Division B side R.W.D. Molenbeek while Pochettino has signed with Watford FC