The Spurs academy has proved a fertile breeding ground for talented youngsters.
Rangers manager Mark Warburton
Mark Warburton spoke recently about the benefits of the loan market and suggested that Rangers could go down that avenue again to bolster their squad.
The Ibrox club enjoys a good relationship with Tottenham – having taken both Nathan Oduwa and Dominic Ball on loan last season – and given the abundance of academy talents impressing for Spurs in pre-season, there could be an opportunity for some mutually beneficial arrangements.
Dominic Ball celebrates at the end of the match
The 20-year old was a roaring success in Glasgow last season and a report by the Scottish Sun has suggested that Rangers are keen to reunite with him. Spurs will also see the benefits of sending him back to Ibrox, with the club now in the top flight and set to challenge Celtic for the title. Ball featured for Spurs in a recent friendly with Juventus but didn’t have the best of nights and he will struggle for game time if he remains at White Hart Lane.
Tottenham's Anton Walkes
Warburton has revealed he is targeting a commanding centre-back – in quotes published by the Herald Scotland - and Walkes appeared to be just that, with an excellent performance against Altetico Madrid in his first senior appearance yesterday. Similarly to Ball, the 19-year old will struggle for game time at Spurs this season and he is at the point in his development where regular senior experience is needed.
Tottenham's Shayon Harrison in action with Chelsea's Ola Aina
The 19-year old came on as a late substitute against Juventus and looked lively, coming close with a good attempt and constantly threatening with his movement. Harrison has been banging the goals in at youth level and would undoubtedly be an asset to Warburton’s side. The Gers boss has admitted his intention to add another frontman to his ranks and this is a move that would make sense.
On the slightly more ambitious side of things is Harry Winks. The energetic midfielder would likely have left on loan this summer if it hadn’t been for two excellent displays this week, which have arguably placed him above Ryan Mason and Tom Carroll in the pecking order. He is likely to be used as a squad player this season by Mauricio Pochettino but perhaps a full year of regular first-team football would be more useful than handful of starts in cup games and appearances off the bench.
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