4 Tottenham players who could hand Antonio Conte major transfer boost with loan moves


There is barely a week left to go before deadline day and plenty more transfers that can get over the line. Tottenham have already signed seven new players to add to Antonio Conte’s squad, with three permanent exits and several temporary moves confirmed.


It is now time for the Italian to make some big assessments of his squad to ensure he has the strongest team possible for the long season ahead. Conte has already outlined his transfer plan for the closing stages of the window.

“This squad is this and if someone goes away then another has to come. This has to be very clear for everybody,” he admitted after Spurs’ last match.

Tanguy Ndombele and Giovani Lo Celso were two players who needed a move this summer, with the duo not being involved in Conte’s plans for the season, and both have gone abroad for their loans. The likes of Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett have also secured solid loan moves to help them develop, whilst Joe Rodon’s temporary move to France will help him get more game time.


Aside from those already confirmed, there are a number of other players who could secure themselves a loan move. A temporary move to a club abroad isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it can help players develop.

However, for some, a loan move to a Premier League side would be much more beneficial, and we take a look at those it would seem best to keep in the top flight.


Harry Winks

Winks, along with Ndombele, Lo Celso and Sergio Reguilon, were the four players who haven’t been included in Conte’s plans for the season. When the summer window first opened, the 26-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Everton.

However, those links died down and the rumors have been relatively quiet ever since. Reports suggest there has also been interest from Leeds, but none of these clubs have taken their interest further.

For Winks, a move away seems most important for his own career. The midfielder needs to go somewhere he can get regular football and find some form once again.


A move to another Premier League club would be good for Winks because it’s not as if he shouldn’t be in the top flight, I just think he is now not going to fit into Conte’s Tottenham team. It is almost like the Spurs team have gone up a gear since the Italian came in, but the Englishman has failed to follow.

Bryan Gil

Gil is a young player with great potential, but this is yet to be really seen in the Premier League. After a successful loan spell at Valencia during the second half of last season, a return to the Spanish side for the 2022/23 campaign seems most likely.

In February, Conte’s comments  seemed to indicate that the Spaniard wasn’t quite suited to the Premier League. “You know that I like to tell the truth and for sure we’re talking about a really good player in Gil, because he has good quality and he understands football quickly,” he said.

“In this moment, for sure this league is very tough. This league is different. If you compare this league with other leagues, you play another sport here.”

When the youngster first arrived, he admitted that he was told to put some weight on, which is needed to cope with the strength in the top flight. Gil would be pushed off the ball too easily and needed added strength to improve the quality he has already shown glimpses of.

The 21-year-old showed some solid spells during his pre-season minutes with Spurs this summer, however it seems he will be leaving once again. However, trying to adapt to the Premier League is not going to be done by him returning to play in Spain and therefore Gil is another player who should be going on loan to a top-flight club to help with this adaptation.

Japhet Tanganga

Tanganga going on loan to a Premier League side isn’t as important, as the defender has already made 23 top-flight appearances. However, at his young age, remaining in the Premier League would surely only help him continue to develop before returning and hopefully slotting into Conte’s Tottenham side.

It is understood Tanganga’s first choice is a move to AC Milan, with advanced talks already being held. However, the move isn’t as easy as expected, as the Italian side are willing to include an option to buy the 23-year-old, but Spurs want it as an obligation.

There is also interest from Nottingham Forest and if Tanganga is hoping to return to N17 and break into the regular XI at Tottenham, then a move to a Premier League side could be beneficial, which Oliver Skipp found when he spent a season at Norwich. But perhaps the defender wants more of a fresh start and a chance to experience a foreign league.

Pape Matar Sarr

Sarr is another who could benefit from staying in the English top flight. After he signed for Tottenham last summer, the 19-year-old was loaned back to Metz, for the rest of the season.

The youngster then made the permanent move to the capital this summer and got his chance to impress in pre-season. However once Skipp is back from injury, Conte has a strong midfield quartet to choose from and it is unlikely that Sarr will be given regular game time.

The Senegalese international made 33 Ligue 1 appearances last season and made four goal contributions, giving him the playing experience he needs. Sarr is another Spurs player who has been linked with AC Milan, but there doesn’t seem to have been too much talk around his move.

Much like Gil, the 19-year-old could benefit from a move to a Premier League side, to help his adaptation to English football. Sarr’s age means he can still develop a lot as a player and if he is going to be in the capital in the near future, settling in by playing for a Premier League side can only help.

These players securing loan moves will give Conte a chance to welcome more players to his Tottenham squad potentially. The temporary moves will also hopefully mean they get game time and develop as players, before returning and adding even more quality to the Italian’s side.

There is only one week left of the summer window and Tottenham may have to assess what offers they get for players, rather than being able to take the pick of their next destination. All four need loan moves for the sake of their own careers, but only time will tell where their destinations for the rest of the season will be.


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