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Tottenham sending 20-year old midfielder to Czech Republic

FIlip Lesniak will play his football at Slovan Liberec next season

Tottenham Hotspur U21 v Manchester United U21: Barclays U21 Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

We have our first report of an outgoing Tottenham Hotspur player! Spurs are sending Slovakian development squad player Filip Lesniak out on loan to the Czech Republic.

Spurs bought Lesniak back in 2012 from FC VSS Kosice. He started his Tottenham career as an attacking midfielder but has been repurposed as as a holding midfielder the past few years. Still 20, he has yet to make his full Tottenham debut, though he’s been a fixture on Spurs’ U21 side for the past couple of seasons. We rated him as an honorable mention in last summer’s Tottenham Hotspur Prospect Rankings.

Slovan Liberec is one of the larger clubs in the Czech Republic, so this is probably a good move for Lesniak and will give him a chance to hopefully get a lot of first team minutes. Lesniak probably doesn’t have a long-term future at Spurs, but a good showing on loan might propel him forward and allow the club to flip him for a profit in a year or so.