In a confirmed update, Tottenham Hotspur attacker Kazaiah Sterling has returned for manager Jose Mourinho after completing a loan spell at Southend United – with the ‘standout‘ prodigy now available for selection in north London.
Sterling made 12 appearances in total for The Seasiders, scoring one goal, with the League Two club confirming his return to parent club Spurs in this January update.
Sterling returns for Spurs
The Englishman will now be available for selection under Mourinho ahead of a long and gruelling campaign, and should the Portuguese boss decide to give him a shot in the first team, Lilywhites will be hoping he can rediscover his fine potential.
Former Lilywhites boss Mauricio Pochettino gave Sterling his Spurs team debut whilst in charge and held significant praise for his ability – coming after he was lauded as a ‘standout’ player.
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Described as a ‘real handful‘ by Tottenham academy coaches, Sterling was gifted two brief first team appearances under Pochettino – but it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will call upon him in the same fashion.
He has been a prolific figure in general for Tottenham’s Under-23s, scoring 19 goals in 43 appearances for the youngsters, and he could still have a lot to offer Spurs if he regains his stellar form and finds some confidence.
Time could be running out for the 22-year-old, especially given his contract expires at the end of this season, and he may have to work his way into the Spurs boss’ plans to be offered a renewal.
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