Tottenham Hotspur leave for USA today for their preseason tour and to participate in the 2017 International Champions Cup, an annual
cash grab made up preseason tournament that will see Spurs take on PSG, Roma, and Manchester City in Orlando, New York, and Nashville.
And as they usually do ahead of the trip, Spurs have released their full traveling squad.
The biggest thing is who’s missing from the list and unfortunately it features a couple of big games. Danny Rose and Erik Lamela are both still recovering from injury and will miss the trip. The same goes for Son Heung-Min and his bionic arm after he fractured it in a World Cup qualifying match earlier this summer. Finally, Moussa Sissoko will also miss the trip with a virus. Yeah, “virus” — is that we’re calling “waiting for someone, anyone, to bid on him” now?
However, there’s plenty of interest in who’s on the list, and it doesn’t disappoint. In addition to the usual big names like Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Hugo Lloris, and Christian Eriksen, there are also a number of development squad and youth team players that are making the trip.
Youth goalkeepers Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman are on the plane, but interestingly last year’s traveling youth keeper Tom Glover is not. There’s also room for youth defender Jaden Brown & Jon Dinzeyi, midfielders Anthony Georgiou, Will Milller, and the highly-rated Tashan Oakley-Boothe, who hopefully American fans will be able to get a glimpse of in action.
Unfortunately, it appears there aren’t seats on the plane for U19 European Championship winner Marcus Edwards, who is likely receiving a well-earned rest, or promising youth players Kazaiah Sterling, Samuel Shashoua, and Shayon Harrison.
Spurs take on PSG at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on July 22, Roma at Red Bull Arena on July 25 in New Jersey, and Manchester City on July 29 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.