A little bit of business on a Friday morning: Tottenham Hotspur announced via social media that academy graduate and goalkeeper Luke McGee is set to extend his loan at Peterborough United through the end of the season.
Up until the signing of Pau Lopez this summer, McGee was Tottenham’s third goalkeeper, which when you have Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm ahead of you means you don’t get any games past the occasional Premier League 2 match.
At age 21, McGee is still nascent as far as keepers go, so there’s still plenty of time for him to improve. We know what loans typically mean under Mauricio Pochettino – We no longer really rate you and you should probably expect to be sold soon – so this combined with the purchase of Lopez probably signals the end of the road for McGee as a Tottenham player.
And that’s probably okay. McGee has been the primary keeper for the Posh this season and has conceded 20 goals with three clean sheets in 21 matches. That’s good enough for fifth best in League One for conceded goals. They’re currently sixth in the table with a +10 goal differential and could be in the mix to make the promotion playoffs.
Spurs and Peterborough are happy enough to extend his loan past the initial half season, and this is probably a sign that McGee has found his level, at least for now. This will probably lead to a transfer somewhere in the League 1/Championship range this summer, if I were to guess.