Second Spurs youth star heads to Italy on loan

A promising young Tottenham pair are heading to Serie B, one on loan and one in a permanent move.

It looks like much of the transfer business at Tottenham on deadline day is set to be outgoings rather than incomings.

And it isn't just first team players that are departing the club, with Lewis Holtby the first of several mooted to be exiting, there were also several youngsters heading abroad and to lower divisions.

Tomislav Gomelt (on loan) and Souleymane Coulibaly are heading to Serie B with Bari, while Jon Obika has signed a permanent deal at Swindon.

Bari have been out of Serie A for the last few years, and finished last season in 7th place in Italy's second division, but they have put together several signings of promising players in an effort to get back to the top flight.

Former World Cup hotshot Coulibaly, who had previously been labelled "Mini Drogba" after impressing for the Ivory Coast youth teams earlier in his career, completed a permanent move to Southern Italy, having failed to really bring that potential to the fore in his loan spells in Serie A.

And Croatian attacking midfielder Tomislav Gomelt is to join Coulibaly at Bari, having moved on loan for the season with the possibility of a permanent deal at the end of the campaign.

Gomelt moved to Spurs from NK Hask Zagreb in 2013, and had taken in loans at Espanyol and at Royal Antwerp last year.

The 19-year-old will now seek to add more regular first team football to his fledgling career, plying his trade in a fifth country in two years.

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