Some notes on young Spurs goalkeeper Brandon Austin’s loan move to Danish side Viborg FF:
On Monday morning it was announced that young Spurs goalkeeper Brandon Austin (21) (Austin has been named on the bench for our first team on six occasions this season) had joined Danish first division side Viborg FF on loan until the end of the season. The team, who ply their trade in the second tier of Danish football had previously had Brentford’s Ellery Balcombe (fellow England under 21 international) as their first choice goalkeeper until he had picked up an injury and had to return to the West London club. Austin who was born and raised in Hemel Hempstead, is a superb shot stopper and, a commanding and charismatic young goalkeeper who has enjoyed almost three good seasons with our development side. This is Austin’s first loan and it will give him the opportunity to test and challenge himself in the men’s games. Viborg, who currently occupy third place in division one, have a good history about them and this in many ways is the perfect club for Austin to continue to develop at for the next six months. Brandon has been the given the number one shirt at Viborg so one would imagine that he will be their first choice goalkeeper, although he will be still competing with Can Dursun and Lucas Lund Pedersen (Pedersen, I believe is currently injured).
The former Chelsea schoolboy is very charismatic on the pitch, and he is a commanding figure inside his penalty area. Austin as I wrote about in great detail in a piece that I wrote in October 2018, is also an outstanding shot stopper. And the young man who is also eligible to represent the US Virgin Islands, often pulls off superb reflex saves in games. Arguably our under 23’s best and most consistent performer over the past three seasons, Austin made the transition from under 18 to under 23 football with great ease. The quality of his performances evident from the amount and quality of saves that he makes in games. However, Brandon is also a very authoritative goalkeeper who likes to make sure that the opposing teams forwards know whose boss. Furthermore, the 21 year old who recently signed a new contract with Spurs up until 2022, is also a highly effective communicator and organiser of the back four. He has also improved this season with his distribution and on other aspects of his game. I’m really looking forward to seeing Brandon in action for Viborg over the next six months and I have no doubts that he will do really well at the Danish club. Brandon has been an absolute pleasure to watch over the past three seasons for our development side and I would like to wish him all the very best of luck for this loan move to Viborg FF (hopefully their matches will be streamed!).