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Tottenham loan watch week 15: Lo Celso’s World Cup heartbreak, Scarlett returns and Ndombele’s cameo

How those away from the Lilywhites got on


Just two Tottenham loanees were in action over the past week as injuries continued to plague the Lilywhite loanees.

Here is the latest on each of them heading into the World Cup.

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Destiny Udogie (Udinese)

Udogie again missed Udinese’s Serie A showdown through injury as they dropped further off the pace. Despite a late fightback, his side fell to a 3-2 defeat to table-topping Napoli.

It means that the Udine side have now gone 8 games without a win, having previously won six in a row. They now sit 8th in Serie A, 17 points behind the Serie A leaders.

Troy Parrott (Preston North End)

Parrott is expected to be sidelined until after the World Cup after picking up an injury at the beginning of October against Norwich.

Joe Rodon (Stade Rennais)

Rodon was an unused substitute as his side came through a tricky test with a 2-1 win over Toulouse. He will now head to Qatar after being called up by Wales for the tournament.

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Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth)

Scarlett returned after an FA Cup absence, but could not return to the scoresheet in Portsmouth’s 1-1 draw with Morecambe. He managed just two shots in a tight affair, neither of which found the target.

Tanguy Ndombele (Napoli)

Ndombele was a second-half substitute as his side extended their 100% record courtesy of the aforementioned win over Udinese.

Playing the final 25 minutes, he won both of his duels and kept a 100% passing accuracy from his 17 attempted efforts in a good cameo.

Alfie Whiteman (Degerfors)

The Degerfors season is over with Whiteman’s side narrowly avoiding relegation following a five-game unbeaten run. They were able to avoid a relegation play off solely on goal difference, with both Degerfors and Varbergs Bois FC tied on 31 points.

Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)

Lo Celso’s injury was more serious than first feared, with the Argentine missing out on the World Cup squad when initially he was thought to be fit enough to play a part for the Albiceleste.

Taking to Instagram, the Tottenham loanee spoke of his pain at the result. “Hard and sad days for me. Any child dreams of being in the most beautiful tournament in the world”, he explained.

He is expected to be back after the World Cup.

Harry Winks (Sampdoria)

Winks finally took up the opportunity to have ankle surgery after struggling with it all season thus far, meaning that he is yet to make his Sampdoria debut.

Taking to Instagram, he wrote:

“Absolutely gutted it’s come to this, I came here with the hope to give my all to this club. However after trying everything to return to playing, a persistent problem I had since the summer has resulted in surgery. I’m positive the procedure went well and all my focus is on returning as soon as possible to help the team. Thanks for all the support”

Sergio Reguilon (Atletico Madrid)

Reguilon was a second-half substitute for Atletico Madrid, but could not stop Diego Simeone’s side from falling to another defeat in La Liga, this time 1-0 against Mallorca.

He was then left out of the matchday squad for their Copa del Rey clash with SD Almazan, which saw them reach the second round courtesy of a comfortable 2-0 win.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

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