In June of last year, Tottenham announced the departure of several players at the end of their respective contracts. The big-name on that list was goalkeeper Michel Vorm. However, there was another goalkeeper that Tottenham let go on that day.
The player in question was Australian talent, Tom Glover. After spending loan spells at Helsingborg and Central Coast Mariners and a trial spell at Hibernian, the aptly-named Glover headed back to his homeland to join Melbourne City on a free transfer.
Signed from Sutherland Sharks in 2014 the 6ft 3ins star never managed to make a first-team appearance for Tottenham. He was, however, a regular in first-team training and this week has been discussing his time at Tottenham with the Australian media.
As he told FTBL, Glover is happy to have got the chance to work with top-class professionals at Tottenham whilst he also confirmed his dream is to one day return to Europe.
“I probably didn’t expect to be in that position at that age – at 17,18 I was full-time with the first team.
“So having them as your mentors and the likes of Harry Kane and that shooting at you – balls are flying in the back of the net.
“But when you go back to train with the under-23s, it feels a bit easier and you can see why they’re the world-class players.”
There is no doubt that training with the Tottenham first-team will have been a huge boost for Glover. The 22-year-old will now be doing everything he can to remain in the first-team picture at his current club whilst also pushing for the Olympics with Australia in Japan this summer.
Tottenham fans would no doubt love to see Glover progress and make a name for himself away from the club, knowing the role Spurs played in his development.