With contract expiring, Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie needs loan move to progress career

Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

Tottenham youngster should seek January exit.

One year ago former Tottenham striker Teddy Sheringham tipped defender Connor Ogilvie for a potential first team breakthrough.

Ogilvie was on loan at Stevenage under Sheringham at the time, and the Spurs legend was impressed by the promising defender.

Connor Ogilvie celebrates after scoring the first goal for TottenhamConnor Ogilvie celebrates after scoring the first goal for Tottenham

A year on and Ogilivie's chances of making Mauricio Pochettino's side look slim, and he should be considering his future options.

Sheringham had told the Hertfordshire Mercury last December: "I certainly appreciate the way he is playing.

"I was pleased he was brought here at the start of the season to come and help us. He's a fantastic young player. He goes about his job very unassumingly. He wants to learn. You would think he has got a very bright future."

Tottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in actionTottenham's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

Ogilvie made 24 appearances on loan at Stevenage last season and returned to Spurs for pre-season hopeful he could kick on.

Despite injuries to Danny Rose at left-back, Ogilvie not been given a chance in the first team, and has played only six times for the under-23s.

His contract is due to expire at Tottenham in June 2017, and he turns 21 in February.

Ogilvie is at a stage of his career where he needs to play in order to develop, and a January loan move would be ideal for him.

This will also allow the young defender a chance to put himself in the shop window ahead of potentially becoming a free agent in the summer, and if he really impresses out on loan, he could even earn himself a new deal at Spurs.

If a club comes in looking to buy him this January on a permanent basis, it will be hard for Ogilvie to say no, and for Tottenham too should be open to cashing in.

Tottenham Hotspur's Connor Ogilvie (R) in actionTottenham Hotspur's Connor Ogilvie (R) in action

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