By Dominic Toner
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino snubbed ignore loan offers for Josh Onomah, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Kyle Walker-Peters, according to a report.
The Evening Standard claim that the Spurs trio were all targeted for loans, but Pochettino preferred to have the most promising youngsters train with the first team instead.
The north London club have shown a real willingness to promote their academy players in recent seasons, with first team stars Harry Kane and Harry Winks the best example of that.
Argentinian boss Pochettino has built a young squad at White Hart Lane and the club’s academy continues to produce quality players.
Onomah has developed from Spurs’ academy and the 19-year-old has begun to get some first team experience this season.
The attacking midfielder has made 12 senior appearances across all competitions and was used as a late substitute on Saturday during the club’s 4-0 win over Watford in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old centre-back Carter-Vickers has also been in the first team squad this season and has been the back-up for the senior defenders.
He has managed to get four appearances under Pochettino and is a highly rated teenager.
Walker-Peters faces arguably the toughest test to break into the first team, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of him in the pecking order.
He is yet to make his first senior appearances for Spurs, but has featured on the club’s bench and is clearly rated by Pochettino.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the club’s senior figure is subject to a summer tug-of-war.