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‘Serious’ PL regulations set to directly impact Tottenham summer transfer plans

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Tottenham Hotspur sweating to meet homegrown players’ quota this summer

According to Tottenham Hotspur News, Tottenham Hotspur need to sign more homegrown players in the summer to meet the ‘Home Grown Player’ criteria set by the Premier League. This issue has been raised following the exit of homegrown players like Japhet Tanganga and Ryan Sessegnon.

After a promising first season with the Lilywhites, Ange Postecoglou is busy revamping Spurs ahead of the 2024-25 campaign. The Australian manager is targeting multiple players for various positions within the club. As part of his new plans, Spurs have bid farewell to several players, including Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, Ryan Sessegnon, and Japhet Tanganga.

Tottenham Hotspur sweating to meet homegrown players' quota this summer.
Japhet Tanganga left Tottenham Hotspur

The club is running low on homegrown players following the exit of Japhet Tanganga and Ryan Sessegnon. Additionally, Djed Spence’s planned move to Italian club Genoa could exacerbate the situation for the North London club.

The Homegrown Player Rule is an initiative by the English Premier League to encourage the development of more domestic players from an earlier age, with the goal of nurturing more homegrown talent. According to the rule, each squad in the competition can contain no more than 17 non-homegrown players. This regulation means that clubs must include at least eight homegrown players in their squad of 25.

Tottenham Hotspur sweating to meet homegrown players' quota this summer.
Djed Spence is linked with the Italian club Genoa

The owner of the reputable Spurs podcast Lilywhite Rose, John Wenham, responded to Tottenham Hotspur News regarding the news as follows.

“Tottenham have a serious issue with the lack of homegrown players in the squad, I’m not sure what the club’s plan is in that regard. Tanganga and Sessegnon have been released, and with Djed Spence likely to leave, Spurs therefore need to make some changes to their squad. The club are going to need to bring some homegrown options in.”

Given these requirements, Tottenham faces a pressing need to bolster their roster with homegrown talent to comply with league regulations. Ange Postecoglou’s challenge now includes not only strengthening the squad but also ensuring it aligns with the Homegrown Player Rule. This necessity could shape the club’s transfer strategy, prioritizing the acquisition of domestic players who can make immediate impacts as well as developing long-term prospects.

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Levy and Postecoglou will need to work closely to navigate these constraints effectively. They must scout and sign homegrown players who can contribute immediately and help maintain the competitive edge needed in the Premier League.

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