Tottenham Hotspur send Filip Lesniak on loan to Slovan Liberec

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The 20-year-old Slokian midfielder could be set to feature in the Europa League in the coming few months.

Tottenham's Filip Lesniak in action against Chelsea's Fankaty Dabo (R)Tottenham's Filip Lesniak in action against Chelsea's Fankaty Dabo (R)

Tottenham Hotpsur have announced that their young midfielder Filip Lesniak has joined Czech First League side FC Slovan Liberec until January, subject to international clearance.

The Slovakian 20-year-old is yet to make an appearance for the Tottenham first team but has been a regular in the club's youth groups.

Lesniak arrived in North London in 2012 from Kosice, as a player full of potential and capable of playing in a number of defensive and midfield positions. He has accumulated 44 appearances for the club's development squad and this year won his first cap for the Slovakia Under 21 side.

His move to the Czech First League would represent the midfielder's first foray into first team football, and it will be healthy for Lesniak that it will be in a style of football he would have grown up in. He is also moving to one of the better clubs in the division, with Liberec finishing third last season, and therefore set for Europa League football in the coming campaign.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during trainingTottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino (R) talks to Danny Rose during training

This may well be an essential season for the Spurs youngster, as the North Londoners and their boss Mauricio Pochettino will surely keep track of their player on loan and look to utilise him in the future if he takes to league football well.

But if he was to struggle in a league where a player hoping to make it at White Hart Lane should shine, it could lead to the club cutting their losses on a player who is unlikely to have a long term deal at the club.

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