Tottenham touted with late loan deal – why it would be a Pochettino masterstroke

Tottenham Hotspur could send young striker Kazaiah Sterling out on loan for the rest of the season, despite the club being short of options in attack, according to Guardian journalist David Hytner.

The 20-year-old centre forward is widely regarded as one of the most-promising young talents coming out of the Spurs academy and someone with a bright future in the game.

Sterling has recently been called into the Tottenham first-team mix with inclusion in the match-day squads for the FA Cup clash against Crystal Palace and the Premier League match against Fulham.

With Dele Alli and Harry Kane currently on the treatment table, the youngster will hope to get a chance to prove himself at the highest level.

Despite this, send Sterling out on loan appears like the right choice for Tottenham on deadline day.

Regardless of the fact that Kane and Alli are not available currently, Mauricio Pochettino has preferred to opt for more-established players such as Fernando Llorente.

With Son Heung-min also back from international duty at the Asian Cup, Tottenham’s attacking plight is looking a little better.

Sterling is an undoubted talent but he is untested at Premier League level and as such is unlikely to feature in important games.

Giving the youngster the chance to play regularly in the Football League is the most-sensible option for Tottenham and would aid the player in his development.

Despite Spurs being short of options in the final third, keeping Sterling at the club just to sit on the bench or as a back-up makes little sense.