When Fernando Llorente joined Tottenham Hotspur on transfer deadline day Vincent Janssen must have feared for his playing time at the club this season.
It got even worse yesterday when he wasn’t even name in the Champions League squad for the upcoming campaign meaning he cannot feature for Spurs in the competition.
Somewhat surprisingly Erik Lamela was also omitted from the squad for the top flight in European football, which still raises questions over his future at Spurs while he tries to come back from injury.
While every Champions League club are allowed to submit a list of 25 players for the competition, many have spotted that Spurs have only actually named 21 players, but that doesn’t mean that Janssen and Lamela might find their way into the team.
The rules read: “A maximum of 25 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers. There are a minimum of eight places reserved exclusively for ‘locally trained players’.
“If a club have fewer than eight locally trained players in their squad, then the maximum number of players on List A is reduced accordingly.”
Therefore, named in their squad the Lilywhites only have Harry Kane as a locally trained player, with Ben Davies coming through the Welsh FA and Eric Dier having spent some of his youth career in Portugal.