Journalist reveals Pochettino refused to sanction move for top young Tottenham talent
By Russell Edge
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino does not want to allow his best young players to depart the club on loan in fear of them picking up bad habits under other managers and coaches, according to a reliable journalist.
Oliver Kay, the Times’ chief football correspondent, has revealed on the newspaper’s website that the Argentinian manager firmly refused to sanction a loan move for hot prospect Harry Winks.
He told the young midfielder to pay no attention to what players at Chelsea and other clubs were doing and instead insisted that Winks have faith with the coaching staff at Tottenham
It appears as though his guidance has paid off as the youngster has established himself in the first team set up this season, with nine appearances this season, five of which have come in the starting XI.
Kay also unveiled that Spurs look to retain their best young talent at the club until they are ready to experience competitive action but have not done enough to break into the first team reckoning, as has been the case with Josh Onomah and Cameron Carter-Vickers this season.
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Spurs have developed a reputation as a side who have developed some of the best young English talents, having seen the likes of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Eric Dier and now Winks all make the step up to the England squad while the club.
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