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Tottenham Hotspur U21 midfielder heading to Southend on loan

This is the first loan of any kind for Luke Amos.

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Another Tottenham Hotspur youth defender is heading out to get some playing experience in the lower leagues of English football. Tottenham announced via Twitter that 19-year old defensive midfielder/central defender utility man Luke Amos is heading to Southend United on a six month loan.

Luke is a former Spurs academy lad and has been a fixture in the reserve team for much of this season. In fact, he’s been Spurs’ Premier League 2 squad captain, starting nine matches and playing 777 minutes.

Remarkably, this is Luke’s first ever loan, and it looks like a good one. The Shrimpers, who are in League One, are managed by Phil Brown, who brought Hull City up the first time they promoted to the Premier League in 2008. Yesterday, Brown said that he was keen to snatch up Amos and that he could help his side.

“There are still a few thing to sort out but we’re hopeful of being able to get the deal done. He would definitely be a good signing for us.”

Southend are in the mix to make the League One promotion playoffs this season, and Amos might be thrown right into the fire for their match against fourth place Fleetwood Town tomorrow.