Tottenham Hotspur's new partnership with Dutch club JC Roda may be paying its first dividends. Five months after the two clubs announced that they are forming a relationship around youth development, Roda could be taking its first Tottenham academy player on loan. Football-oranje.de is reporting today that young right back Kyle Walker-Peters is currently on trial at Roda with a view to possibly securing a six-month loan.
It wouldn't surprise me to see a number of Spurs' young players go out on loan during January, and it's pleasing to see that the new relationship with Roda starting to actually look like a partnership (unlike that Real Madrid partnership we heard so much about). Roda promoted to the Eredivisie last year and are currently 15th in the table (out of 18). They could use the help. If Roda likes what they see from KWP – and they should, he's good – then we might expect to get an official announcement from Spurs on the matter in the next couple of weeks.
A period playing top-flight football in Holland might just be the thing to take KWP to the next level. As we wrote this summer when we ranked him #10 on our prospect list, he's a bit of an enigma. He's got a lot of potential but hasn't gotten the loan opportunities yet to showcase his ability with regular football. That's changing now, and should this loan go through we might get a clearer picture of his ceiling. And if it goes well, Roda might become to Tottenham what Vitesse currently is for Chelsea.
It's also been rumored that Spurs are looking for a loan for 18-year old center back Cameron Carter-Vickers in the January window, but there has as of yet been no news on that front.