Pochettino gives green light for three Tottenham players to quit in January - report
By London correspondent Harry Sykes
Mauricio Pochettino has given the green light for three Tottenham emerging stars to find new clubs in the January window, according to a social media report.
The unofficial Tottenham academy Twitter account claimed on Tuesday afternoon that central midfielder Luke Amos, striker Shayon Harrison and right-back Kyle Walker-Peters will be allowed “to go on loan” next month.
It is said that manager Pochettino was previously against “potential first team players picking bad habits while under a different coach in the Football League”.
But the Spurs boss has apparently now had a change of heart and is willing for them to spend the second half of the 2016/17 campaign at clubs where they can play regular first-team football.
He previously didn’t want potential first team players picking bad habits while under a different coach in the Football League.
— Tottenham Academy (@thfcacademy) December 20, 2016
Spurs have earned a reputation for producing and developing some of the best young talents in England in recent seasons.
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Harry Kane, Ryan Mason Nabil Bentaleb, Tom Carroll, Danny Rose and Crystal Palace summer signing Andros Townsend all graduated from the Tottenham academy into the first-team squad, while Eric Dier and Dele Alli have taken huge strides in a very short time at White Hart Lane.
The next generation to come through the ranks include attacking midfielder Josh Onomah, 19 and central midfielder Harry Winks, 20, who are regular members of the first-team squad.
Amos, Walker-Peters and Harrison, all of whom are 19, are also highly regarded by Spurs coaches, although they are a rung below Onomah and Winks.
England Under-20 international Walker-Peters and former England Under-18 international Amos are yet to make their senior Tottenham bows, while Harrison has made a single appearance for the first team, against Liverpool in the League Cup last month.
The Tottenham academy Twitter account has developed a reputation for breaking stories, revealing in July that latest wonderkid Marucs Edwards had signed a new contract with the club.
In other Tottenham transfer news, fans have reacted after the club agreed the terms of a 21-year-old move in January.