Tottenham are set to let forward Kazaiah Sterling go this summer after a series of loans failed to ignite his career.
The striker, 22, is out of contract at White Hart Lane at the end of the season.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that Sterling is not in line for a new deal and it is almost certain he will not play for the club again.
Sterling has had four different loan spells in the last two seasons but is yet to make an impact in any of them.
His latest temporary deal, which began on deadline day in the recent window, is at Scottish second-tier outfit Greenock Morton.
He made his debut as a substitute in their 1-0 defeat at Raith Rovers last weekend.
Sterling spent the first half of this season at League Two club Southend United but scored just once – in the EFL Trophy – in 12 appearances and 577 minutes of action.
Last season, he suffered major form and fitness issues and played just four matches across loan spells at League One’s Doncaster Rovers and League Two’s Leyton Orient.
Spurs were hoping that the forward would play regularly in the lower leagues and get crucial senior experience under his belt.
But they now accept that he is not going to make it at his parent club and his contract won’t be renewed.
He has played twice for Tottenham, once as a sub in the Champions League in 2017-18 and once as a sub in the FA Cup in 2018-19.
His Morton manager Anton McElhone spent a decade at Spurs between 2007 and 2017 as a youth fitness coach.
Sterling told the club website on arrival how he has fond memories of his first-team appearances at Tottenham.
“The Champions League was an amazing experience,” he said. “It was unreal, the fans, the atmosphere. I can play through the middle but I can also play on either side. Hopefully the Morton fans see loads of goals and entertainment.”