By Dominic Toner
Tottenham youngster Luke Amos has completed a loan move to Southend, it was announced on Friday afternoon.
Spurs confirmed on their official Twitter account that the 19-year-old has joined the League One club until the end of the season.
The defensive midfielder has been the captain of the club’s Under-23s side and will now join Southend to experience first-team football.
Luke Amos has joined League One side Southend United on loan until the end of the season. Good luck, Luke! pic.twitter.com/MmoylFFPuI
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2017
Amos is regarded as a big talent in Spurs’ academy and has played nine times for the Under-23s this season.
The Englishman is still waiting for his first senior appearances at White Hart Lane and is being tipped to break into the first-team in the future.
Mauricio Pochettino has shown a real desire to introduce the club’s young talents this campaign, including the likes of Marcus Edwards, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Harry Winks.
Amos will be hoping to be Spurs’ next breakthrough star and has the opportunity to impress with play-off chasing Southend in League One.
Football Insider verdict:
Sending youngster Amos will be a great opportunity for him to develop and it’s certainly not Pochettino closing the door on a first-team opportunity. Senior striker Harry Kane is the perfect example of how effective the loan system can be, with the England international enjoying several loan spells before his breakthrough. Amos can take spirit from Winks’ call-up to the first-team and could look to emulate that in the near future. The 19-year-old has impressed in Spurs’ youth teams and will now get the chance to improve in senior matches. The north London club have now sent several young talent away from White Hart Lane in January and are showing a real focus on their next generation of stars.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club’s attacking duo are set to quit in the summer.