Birmingham City boss Aitor Karanka has confirmed he will be asking Jose Mourinho for potential Tottenham Hotspur loanees this summer in a bid to win promotion from the Championship.
Tottenham boss Mourinho knows Karanka from their time together at Real Madrid and have maintained a decent working relationship.
When Mourinho was with Spurs’ rivals Chelsea, he sent the likes of Kenneth Omeruo, Nathaniel Chalobah, Patrick Bamford, Jamal Blackman and Tomas Kalas to the Riverside Stadium.
Now it seems Tottenham youngsters might be in the crosshairs for Karanka on this occasion.
‘He (Mourinho) called me to give me his congratulations when I arrived here,” Karanka has told the Daily Mail. “When he was at Chelsea we took on loan good players [at Boro]. Let’s see if he has some good players who can come.”
Tottenham certainly have plenty of young talents who could benefit from a spell in the Championship.
Oliver Skipp is considered a future Tottenham first-teamer, but needs playing time and St Andrew’s could be a perfect fit. He would also slot straight in to replace Jude Bellingham, who joined Borussia Dortmund in a reported (Guardian) £22.75 million deal last month.
Jack Clarke, Cameron Carter-Vickers, and even Ryan Sessegnon could also be seen as potentially in need of a successful spell away from the club, in particular, Clarke and Sessegnon, who have struggled with the step up to the Premier League.
Perhaps this relationship could end up being of huge benefit to Tottenham, as they look to build a few future stars once again at Hotspur Way.