Youngsters always have a great chance to succeed at Tottenham, especially with manager Mauricio Pochettino’s policy of giving the best young players the chances to succeed. Joining the list of latest youngsters are the highly-rated Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers who are currently on loan at Aston Villa and Sheffield United respectively.
According to the latest reports from The Guardian, the Tottenham boss is looking at the option of terminating the loan deals for both these youngsters in the January transfer window. The 20-year-old Onomah was sent to Aston Villa in the summer with a view to him getting more game time while the 19-year-old Carter-Vickers was sent on a temporary deal to Sheffield United.
However, Pochettino says that he would terminate the loan deals if he feels the need to bring the duo back to North London in January.
“We have the possibility to bring them back,” Pochettino said, as quoted by the Guardian.
The highly-rated duo has a clause in their deals that would allow them to be recalled in the January window and that puts Pochettino in the driving seat, should he decide to take that option.
Both the players have been in great form, especially Onomah. The attacking midfielder has already made 21 appearances for the West Midlands side, scoring three goals in the process. The most recent goal for Onomah came in the 2-1 win over Sunderland and he is rated very highly by Villa manager Steve Bruce who hails him as an important part of his first-team.
If you think Onomah has been doing well, have a look at what Carter-Vickers has been doing. A one-time USA international, the defender has been key for Sheffield United in their bid for promotion.
He has made 13 appearances in the Championship and even scored his first-ever senior goal, on his debut for Sheffield United in September. The Blades view him as a key part of their promotion challenge and would be loathed at losing him in the winter transfer window.
However, Spurs management rate both the players as exceptional talents in their youth ranks. I believe it is only a matter of time before they play key roles in our first-team.
Will that be in January? Time will tell but personally, I would like the duo to continue having regular game-time, albeit on loan.