20-year-old midfielder becomes latest Tottenham youngster to join EFL side

20-year-old midfielder becomes latest Tottenham youngster to join EFL side

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Tottenham midfielder Jack Roles has joined League Two side Cambridge United on a five-month loan deal.

The 20-year-old, who played against both Juventus, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in pre-season, scoring a penalty in Spurs’ Audi Cup Final victory in the latter, will spend the first half of the 2019/2020 campaign at the Abbey Stadium and links up with former Tottenham defender Colin Calderwood, who is the current manager of the U’s, who are unbeaten in the league this season.

Roles has flourished for Spurs’ Under-23s, featuring heavily in the EFL Trophy last term, scoring in the victory over Gillingham and is highly regarded by Mauricio Pochettino.

But with first-team opportunities at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium looking almost impossible this season, Roles will gain valuable experience and could make not only his Cambridge debut, but his senior professional bow in their League Two outing against Scunthorpe United at the Abbey Stadium tonight.

Roles will wear the number 31 shirt and becomes the fourth Spurs development player to go out on loan this week after Kazaiah Sterling joined Sunderland, Anthony Georgiou moved to Ipswich Town and George Marsh signed with Leyton Orient. 

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