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Nathan Byrne Signs On Loan With Bournemouth

MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Nathan Byrne of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Mk Dons and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium MK on July 26, 2011 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND - JULY 26: Nathan Byrne of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Mk Dons and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium MK on July 26, 2011 in Milton Keynes, England. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)
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Tottenham right back Nathan Byrne has signed on for a season-long with League 1 side AFC Bournemouth according to reports from the BBC. Byrne, 19, joined the professional ranks of Tottenham a year ago. He's coming off a February loan with fellow League 1 side Brentford, where the young professional impressed in 11 appearances for the club.

While still remaining in League 1, Byrne should experience a rise in class at his new club. While Brentford is a midtable side in League 1, Brentford qualified for the League 1 playoffs in the 2010-11 season and seem to be positioning themselves for a major push for promotion this season. Interestingly, Byrne should walk right into the spot of fellow Tottenham youngster Adam Smith, who starred in 39 league appearances for the League 1 side last season. 

Byrne's loan is representative of an impressive crop of young English right backs Tottenham has amassed on the squad. Kyle Walker is pushing for a starting spot this season, Kyle Naughton will be playing premiership football with Norwich City, Adam Smith is impressing with the English U-20s and is likely bound for a strong Championship loan, and now Byrne is continuing to break through. Let's hope this pipeline of talent continues for the Lilywhites.