Tottenham Hotspur have a glut of goalkeepers, and one of them is heading off to get some first team experience. Tottenham’s youth academy graduate Luke McGee is heading out on loan to Peterborough United until January.
LOANS: Luke McGee and Nathan Oduwa have joined League One side Peterborough United on loan until January. pic.twitter.com/xqp4HpW1Rm— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2016
With Spurs likely to sign Pau Lopez from Espanyol before the close of the transfer window, this is probably unsurprising news to most Spurs fans. While McGee has seemingly been part of Tottenham’s squad forever, he has yet to actually make his first team debut in a competitive match. So while a loan to a League One club (Peterborough’s nickname: “The Posh”) isn’t exactly glamorous, it is what one would assume is first team football. And really, since we have no real basis aside from U21 matches and friendlies to judge him, League One might just be his level right now.
McGee’s 20 years old now, which is positively natal for a keeper, but he needs to actually show that he has the potential to be a Premier League starting keeper in order to keep his place in the team. This is, remarkably, only the second loan of his career; he spent a half season with Isthmian Premier League’s Harlow Town back in 2014.
Oduwa spent the first part of last year on loan at Rangers where he had some incredible skill moves that both got him some attention from the media and some leg-breaking tackles from Scottish second division players. He came home early from his Rangers loan and then went to Colchester United where he made a total of two appearances with the U’s.
Neither of these guys are likely to be involved in Tottenham’s first team plans this season, so a loan makes sense. Hopefully they kill it, Posh Spice style.