After the frenzy of the weekend it was a quiet deadline day for Spurs but, as widely expected, Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Tom Carroll did leave the club on season long loans with both men heading to join former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp at QPR.
BAE hadn’t featured at all during pre-season so some form of move was a better option but Tom had been used and had impressed during last week’s 3-0 win over Dinamo Tbilisi at the Lane.
Prior to the Rangers move, there had been talk of the 21 year old linking up on a temporary basis with Frank de Boer at Ajax, as part of the Christian Eriksen deal but that failed to materialise. Would a stint at the Amsterdam Arena have been better for Tom’s development as a player?
Spurs could look to Andros Townsend’s improvement at Loftus Road last season and hope that Carroll progresses in a similar way but perhaps it was time for a spell in the Premiership with regular game time.