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Tottenham youth keeper returns to Australia on loan

Tom Glover is going home for a season loan to Central Coast Mariners.

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More transfer news, but of the outgoing and not incoming variety. ESPN is reporting that Tottenham’s young reserve keeper Tom Glover is returning home to Australia for a season-long loan with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.

This news is a couple days old, but I’m only now hearing about it. Glover, 19, is part of a crowded development squad goalkeeping situation at Tottenham, but he’s certainly under no illusions that he’s going to be getting any first team minutes anytime soon. Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm are at the top of the list with a bullet, and while de facto third keeper Pau Lopez has returned to Spain and Luke McGee has been sold to Portsmouth, Glover is also in competition with talented youth teamers Alfie Whiteman and Jonathan De Bie.

Glover missed Spurs’ trip to USA this week since he was playing with the Australia U23s, and now it appears he’ll be returning home to get some first team minutes under his belt. ESPN thinks that Glover could become first choice keeper at Central Coast, which would be a very good experience for him. They could probably use the help — Central Coast finished 8th in the A-League last season, letting in 52 goals for a -23 goal differential.