25-Man Squad – August 2019

With under 24 hours to go until the close of the transfer window I thought I would revisit the 25-man squad situation which I outlined previously here.

As it stands we have 24 players who would need to be named in our 25-man squad. And this is all fine because we have nine homegrown players.

Hugo Lloris 26/12/1986 32
Jan Vertonghen 24/04/1987 32
Toby Alderweireld 02/03/1989 30
Moussa Sissoko 16/08/1989 29
Danny Rose (HG) 02/07/1990 29
Victor Wanyama 25/06/1991 28
Paulo Gazzaniga 02/01/1992 27
Christian Eriksen 14/02/1992 27
Erik Lamela 04/03/1992 27
Heung-min Son  08/07/1992 27
Lucas Moura 13/08/1992 26
Serge Aurier 24/12/1992 26
Ben Davies (HG) 24/04/1993 26
Harry Kane (HG) 28/07/1993 26
Eric Dier 15/01/1994 25
Georges-Kévin N’Koudou 13/02/1995 24
Harry Winks (HG) 02/02/1996 23
Dele Alli (HG) 11/04/1996 23
Davinson Sánchez 12/06/1996 23
Tanguy Ndombele 28/12/1996 22
Anthony Georgiou (HG) 24/02/1997 22
Kyle Walker-Peters (HG) 13/04/1997 22
Joshua Onomah (HG) 27/04/1997 22
Cameron Carter-Vickers (HG) 31/12/1997 21

Basically all of this means that we can sign one more non-homegrown player without worrying a jot about the squad. If we were to sign more than one more player, someone would have to be left out of the squad. This should not be a problem with Onomah likely to move on permanently, and Georgiou and Carter-Vickers likely to move on loan.

We have 15 non-homegrown players currently, but that includes Nkoudou who is likely to leave. We can name 17 in our Premier League squad. So the only thing that may get us into a bit of bother is if we were to go on a major spree and not manage to offload anyone. Otherwise, we have squad space and need not worry.

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  1. So where does that leave us if lo Selso, Sessignon and Dybala all join?
  2. Sessignon is HG. GLC and Dybala take the other 2 slots. Bruno Fernandes then takes GKN's place. Good squad to go. Onama and Carter Vickers left out too.
  3. Surly Ben Davis is not homegrown as he was trained in Wales as a youngster which makes him a non homegrown player.
    1. Davies counts as homegrown for Premier League but not for Europe. So that’s effectively one fewer non-homegrown slots available, as there’s little point in having a player in the squad who’s ineligible for Europe

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