Ryan Sessegnon returns with message, Foyth’s big call and Gazzaniga delight in Spurs loan latest


There have been a highs for most of the remaining Tottenham Hotspur players out on loan this week.

Spurs had sent 15 players on loan across England, Germany, Spain and the USA this season.

While most of the club’s players out on loan in the Football League saw their seasons come to a close earlier this month, six players remained on duty across Europe and even across the Atlantic.

Here’s how those six players got on this week:

Ryan Sessegnon (Hoffenheim)

Ryan Sessegnon‘s time in Germany came to a close with 69 minutes at left-back and an assist in the 2-1 victory against Hertha.

That left Hoffenheim 11th in the final Bundesliga table.

The 20-year-old made 29 appearances for the German side, getting plenty of experience at both left-back and wing-back during this campaign.


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Sessegnon posted a heartfelt message on social media to Hoffenheim and the fans after the campaign came to a close.

“Great way to end the season with a win and an assist,” he said. “I want to take this time to say a big thank you to Hoffenheim for bringing me to Germany to experience a different league and culture and putting me in a situation that has challenged me in many ways as a player and as a person.

“From the people at the top of the club to the coaches, players and backroom staff it has truly been a pleasure to represent this football club.

“Only thing was missing was playing in front of the TSG fans which was unfortunate. I wish the club all the best for the future and hopefully I cross paths with many of those who are connected with the club in the near future. Thank you.”

Paulo Gazzaniga (Elche)

The 29-year-old Spurs goalkeeper ended his time at Elche with a dramatic 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao, with his clean sheet helping keep his loan club in La Liga.

Elche leapt out of the relegation zone just when it mattered, having won back to back games in the final fortnight amid a tight bottom six of the table.

Gazzaniga certainly played his part, having started his loan spell with 11 matches on the bench only to start the final eight games of the season.

Juan Foyth (Villarreal)

Juan Foyth has been called up to the Argentina squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers, along with Spurs team-mate Giovani Lo Celso.

That’s good news for the 23-year-old who suffered a hamstring injury in the Europa League semi-final first leg against Arsenal on April 29.

Argentina play Chile on June 4 and Colombia on June 9, just four days before the Copa America is currently set to start just days later on June 13.

Foyth’s inclusion suggests that although he missed Villarreal’s end to the season he will have recovered in time to feature next month.

It will bring a positive end to a positive campaign for Foyth, who spent much of this season playing at either right-back, centre-back or in a defensive midfield role for Unai Emery’s side across 31 appearances.

Villarreal have an option to purchase Foyth at the end of his loan in Spain and Emery suggested that if it was his decision, he would bring the play to the club permanently.

Cameron Carter-Vickers (Bournemouth)

Carter-Vickers’ excellent 2021 came to an end as Bournemouth lost out 3-2 on aggregate to Brentford in the Championship play-offs, having won the first game at the Vitality Stadium.

The 23-year-old made 23 consecutive starts for Bournemouth after a tough start to life on the south coast.

Having shone under former Spurs defender Jonathan Woodgate, who was named as the Cherries’ boss until the end of the season, Bournemouth are expected to attempt to turn Carter-Vickers’ move into a permanent one and there could be other interest after his performances this year.

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TJ Eyoma (Lincoln City)

Eyoma was in good form as Lincoln reached the League One Play-Off Final with a 3-2 aggregate victory over Sunderland.

The 21-year-old recovered from a knee problem to play 90 minutes at centre-back in both semi-final legs.

Eyoma, who made his debut for Spurs in an FA Cup game at Tranmere during Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure, began his loan spell playing mostly at right-back for Lincoln, but has switched to the centre of the defence during the campaign.

He has made 51 appearances for the Imps and will now make the trip to Wembley.

Brandon Austin (Orlando City)

England U21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin is currently across the Atlantic and representing Tottenham in the MLS.

The 22-year-old Spurs man is still waiting for his debut in the competition, sitting on the bench on Sunday as Orlando City beat Toronto 1-0 at home with the experienced Pedro Gallese in goal.

Austin was on the bench four times in the Europa League this season for Tottenham before heading off to the USA.





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