Alejo Veliz, Jamie Donley and the 13 players who could leave Tottenham on loan this summer

It was another mixed year for Tottenham Hotspur when it came those departing on loan. As is the case every season, a number of players exited north London to get some regular first-team football in the tank elsewhere.

While some proved to be huge hits and played week in, week out, others were unfortunately left watching on from the sidelines. In terms of the class of 2023/24 leaving on loan, Troy Parrott's loan move to Eredivisie side Excelsior Rotterdam proved to be a major success for all concerned.

The Republic of Ireland international registered 17 goals for the Dutch club and that has now led to Tottenham fans calling for the striker to be given a chance by Ange Postecoglou. Joe Rodon was another who enjoyed an excellent season at Leeds United, with Japhet Tanganga's temporary move to Millwall and Matthew Craig's switch to Doncaster Rovers proving to be big hits.

In terms of those who had seasons to forget, Dane Scarlett was restricted to 12 substitute appearances for Ipswich Town and returned to Spurs at the beginning of January, Alejo Veliz's six outings for Sevilla totalled 29 minutes and Tanguy Ndombele played an extremely bit-part role in Galatasaray's Super Lig title victory. Spurs will certainly be hoping for more luck regarding those who head out on loan in 2024/25 but there are no guarantees in football.

So who exactly could depart on loan prior to the summer transfer window deadline? takes a look below.

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Oliver Skipp

Oliver Skipp could certainly do with a loan move away from Tottenham in order to play regularly. Making 24 appearances in total last season - seven of which were starts - the 23-year-old cannot afford to go another year playing very little football.

The issue Tottenham have in regards to Skipp, though, is that he ticks the boxes when it comes to the homegrown and club-trained player numbers ahead of their return to European football. Skipp has a number of players ahead of him in the midfield pecking order as things stand and Tottenham have a decision to make over him before the summer is out.

Alfie Whiteman

Alfie Whiteman is currently fourth-choice goalkeeper at Tottenham and there is no sign of regular football for him at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. As Brandon Austin has committed his future to the club by signing a five-year contract, it may be beneficial for Spurs to send Whiteman out on loan this season due to his lack of first-team football at the age of 25.

Ashley Phillips

Another loan move could be in the offing for Ashley Phillips after a decent spell in the Championship with Plymouth Argyle in the second half of last season. The Pilgrims have already expressed an interest in taking the youngster back to Devon for next campaign and a full season back in the Championship for the 18-year-old would most definitely play into Tottenham's hands.

Alejo Veliz

Tottenham's high number of non-homegrown numbers could potentially present them with a headache this summer when it comes to naming their squads in the Premier League and Europa League. That could in turn lead to Veliz heading out on loan once again after his short spell with Sevilla.

A year away from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could well suit all parties as a more experienced version of Veliz will only benefit Spurs in the future.

Alfie Devine

Excelling for Port Vale in League One in the first part of the season before enduring a bit of a frustrating time at Plymouth Argyle in the second half of the year, Alfie Devine will be targeting a big 2024/25 campaign. As there are currently so many No.8s at Tottenham and with the youngster down the pecking order, another loan move looks very likely.

Plymouth are keen on bringing Devine back to Home Park for another loan spell and that will be something Tottenham have to consider as they decide on what's best for the attacking midfielder.

George Abbott

George Abbott enjoyed quite the season in N17 as Tottenham's Under-21s wowed in Premier League 2. Captaining the side as they beat Sunderland in the Premier League 2 play-off final, the natural next step for the 18-year-old is to head out on loan.

Abbott has one senior appearance to his name and he's now at the age where he needs to get a taste of senior football on a regular basis.

Jamie Donley

The same goes for Jamie Donley after an incredible year in the capital. Named in Postecoglou's matchday squad on a number of occasions and going on to make three senior appearances for Tottenham, the versatile attacker should certainly be pushing for regular opportunities in the squad in 2024/25 going on his outstanding form.

If he isn't to be involved on a regular basis, a loan move is a no-brainer for Tottenham as he has all the attributes to excel in the Football League and that will only work in their favour.

Alfie Dorrington

Alfie Dorrington is another of Tottenham's talented youngsters who would benefit from a season out on loan as he is yet to play any senior football. The 19-year-old was on the bench for 11 successive games from the middle of November onwards but Postecoglou elected against handing him his opportunity in the first team.

Nile John

Tottenham will be hoping for more luck on the loan front if Nile John is to depart on a temporary basis after such a frustrating time with Charlton Athletic in 2022 where he didn't even make a single appearance for the Addicks. Now is probably the time for the 21-year-old midfielder to head out on loan again after spending the past two seasons in N17.

Will Lankshear

A loan move could be the next step for Will Lankshear after plundering goals for fun for the club's Under-21s last term. As Spurs do usually take a handful of the club's academy players as part of their pre-season tour, the frontman could potentially be given a chance under Postecoglou in July.

Tottenham should have plenty of offers on the table for Lankshear if they decide the time is right for him to go out and make a name for himself in the Football League.

Yago Santiago

Yago Santiago is someone else who is probably at the stage in his career where a loan move is the next natural step. The Spaniard was on the bench four times for the first team last season but he remained an unused substitute on all four occasions.

Dane Scarlett

The 2023/24 season was supposed to be a year where Scarlett built on his experience from his time with Portsmouth but it didn't quite turn out like that. After making the step up to the Championship with Ipswich Town, the talented forward was restricted to only 12 appearances for the Tractor Boys and it wasn't long before he returned to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Another loan spell is a must for the player and all at Tottenham will be hoping it is a move that sees Scarlett flourish and score goals for fun.

Jude Soonsup-Bell

Jude Soonsup-Bell is one of a large list of Tottenham youngsters who really could do with a loan move next season. The attacker did enjoy a good season with the Under-21s and contributed with 12 goals and eight assists from 26 appearances in all competitions.

Now is the time for the Chippenham-born player to get his first taste of playing senior football week in, week out.

Matthew Craig

Craig's loan move to Doncaster Rovers proved to be a huge success and it was perhaps one of Tottenham's best loan deals last campaign. The midfielder was a key cog in Grant McCann's side and he played an integral role in the South Yorkshire club going on an incredible winning run in the final few months of the season to come from nowhere to seal a play-off spot.

Doncaster would no doubt like to take Craig back to the Eco-Power Stadium but a move to a higher division beckons.

Josh Keeley

Josh Keeley will hopefully be playing in the Football League from August onwards after impressing for National League side Barnet in the second half of last season. The Bees unfortunately didn't go up via the play-offs after losing 4-0 in the play-off semi-finals to Solihull Moors.

After his time in the National League, the next loan move for the 21-year-old needs to be to the Football League to help his development.

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