Tottenham set to loan out highly-rated England Under-21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin as Championship clubs weigh up moves for ex-Chelsea youth star
- Brandon Austin was involved in the first team at Tottenham last season
- Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho wants Austin to get more experience on loan
- Spurs signed Joe Hart in August, with competition fierce for the No 1 jersey
Tottenham are willing to loan out highly rated England Under-21 international goalkeeper Brandon Austin this window.
The 21-year old, who was with Chelsea prior to joining Spurs, was part of the first team set-up last season, training and being named as substitute for the Premier League game with Watford among others.
His first call-ups to Aidy Boothroyd’s U21 set up were followed with a new contract in December then a useful loan spell at Danish side Viborg, where he spent the second half of the season making 14 appearances.
Tottenham are keen to loan out England Under-21 goalkeeper Brandon Austin this summer
Spurs have signed former England keeper Joe Hart, meaning competition is fierce for No 1 shirt
Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has kept Austin involved in the first-team training sessions but with the arrival of Joe Hart, and Paulo Gazzaniga still at the club, competition for places is fierce and the reality is he will benefit greater from another loan spell.
A number of League One and Championship sides are weighing up offers with Tottenham keen for Austin to gain more valuable experience.
Gazzaniga had looked a candidate to leave first but despite tentative interest from Fulham and Aston Villa, they have moved for Alphonse Areola and Emiliano Martinez respectively.
Hugo Lloris remains Spurs’ first-choice goalkeeper but faces a fight to retain his position