All but one of Tottenham Hotspur’s loan players ended their seasons at the weekend with differing emotions. The loan deals for Cameron Carter-Vickers, Troy Parrott, Kion Etete, Nile John and Kacper Kurylowicz had already come to an end at Celtic, MK Dons, Cheltenham, Charlton and Potters Bar Town respectively. Spurs had 11 loan players out on loan at sides in England, Scotland, France, Spain and Sweden during this second half of the season.
Another five players ended their loan spells at the weekend with one remaining out and away from the nest. Here’s how the last group of Spurs loanees got on over the past week.
Pape Matar Sarr (Metz)
The 19-year-old’s last game at Metz ended in heartbreak as they lost 5-0 at Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG, with Kylian Mbappe hitting a hat-trick after signing his new deal and Boubacar Traore sent off for the visitors early in the second half.
Metz had given themselves a real chance of remaining in Ligue 1 with back-to-back victories with Sarr at the centre of it all, but their final day defeat and St Etienne’s 79th minute equaliser at Nantes saw Metz drop out of the relegation play-off spot and into the bottom two.
Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon)
Ndombele’s disappointing return to Lyon ended with a 19 minute appearance from the bench in their 2-1 win at Clermont. He did have enough time to make one key pass, take a shot and make two tackles, with a pass success rate of 95.5%.
Former Spurs captain Ledley King worked with Ndombele last season as part of Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff and he told football.london that he’d like to see the midfirkder give more push at times.
Giovani Lo Celso (Villarreal)
Lo Celso finished his Villarreal loan spell this season with 90 minutes as they won 2-0 at Barcelona and secured seventh place and European football for next season.