Soccer.Alasdair Gold of London has disclosed that Ashley Phillips is anticipated to contend for a starting position at Tottenham for the upcoming season.
After a breakout season at Blackburn Rovers, Phillips was recruited by Spurs in the summer of last year. Although the 18-year-old frequently made Ange Postecoglou’s matchday squad in the first half of the season, he has not yet played for the North London team at the senior level.
Tottenham loaned the adolescent player to Plymouth Argyle after Radu Dragusin showed up at Hotspur Way this month. The teenager has made a strong start to his time at the Home Park Stadium, putting up strong performances against Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town.
Tottenham wants to play in the first team this year.
Gold claims that Spurs are hoping Phillips’ time at Plymouth will have him ready for his next move to North London.
According to the writer, the former Blackburn player is anticipated to be included in Tottenham’s starting lineup for the upcoming campaign, regardless of whether the team signs another center defender in the summer.
Alfie Dorrington, a fellow Under-21s center defender, will stay with Spurs until the summer of next year, at which point, when Phillips returns, it will be his time to go out on loan.
It’s clear that Postecoglou and the team wanted Phillips to experience competition so that his growth wouldn’t be hampered. Ange might think about loaning the adolescent to a freshly promoted Premier League team if he doesn’t think the teenager is yet ready for a first-team role at Spurs the following season.