The Premier League transfer window has closed, but the loan window is still open. That means that there’s still the possibility that young players can still depart for other English clubs on loan for the season.
And that’s what’s happened to Tottenham Hotspur midfielder George Marsh. Spurs announced via their social median channels today that the 20-year old defensive midfielder will be joining League Two side Leyton Orient on loan for the season.
This is a good loan. Marsh is a highly regarded Spurs youth product and one of the players who has impressed at the U23 level for Spurs. He joined the first team on Tottenham’s preseason tour to Asia this summer and played pretty well, all things considered. He even earned a first team shirt number this season!
But he wouldn’t be featuring for Spurs at all this year, except possibly as a substitute in an early round of a domestic cup — he’s currently behind Oliver Skipp in the midfield depth chart, and as soon as Spurs get a few players healthy again it would take a lot before we’d see him in an actual match for Spurs.
Orient lost former Tottenham player and former manager Justin Edinburgh in June to cardiac arrest, just after he led the Mighty O’s to a promotion back to the Football League. Now led by interim manager Ross Embleton, Marsh should be a real asset to Orient this season — we don’t quite know what his ceiling is but it’s likely not at the Premier Level. I’d like to think he’ll get a lot of minutes in the fourth division this season.
Good luck, Marshy!