Midfielder Nile John (18) joined League One side Charlton Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 season, on Thursday. John had been a regular and important player for the Spurs Under 23 side during the first half of this season, and he had been directly involved in 11 goals (seven goals and four assists) from 16 competitive appearances. John had almost always been playing as a CAM for Wayne Burnett’s side this season, but he is also capable of playing out-wide, or in central-midfield. The London born footballer who has been at Spurs for many years, made his competitive debut for the Spurs Under 18 side during the 2018/19 season, and signed scholarship forms with the club at the end of that season. Nile had some injuries during the following 2019/20 season, and he missed a fair bit of the season, but he did return before the end of the season, and he did well during the remaining matches for the Spurs Under 18 side. In 2020/21 he did well for the Spurs Under 18 side, and he then spent much of the second half of the season with the Under 23 side, who he made ten competitive appearances for.
A highly skilful forward thinking midfield player, Nile John likes to go on skilful forward runs with the ball, taking players on and then using his nice weight of pass to thread a pass through to one of the Spurs forwards. However, this season he has been trying his luck on goal a lot more than during the previous seasons, and he has scored some really well taken goals. The player who has already made two competitive appearances for the Spurs first team, has enjoyed a really good first half of this season and his loan move to League One side Charlton Athletic is in my opinion really good for his development as a footballer. Former Spurs player Johnnie Jackson is the manager at Charlton, and Nile will be competing with Charlton midfielders such as Albie Morgan, Alex Gilbey and Sean Clare, for a place in the side. However, it will be interesting to see whether Nile plays in central midfield or as a CAM, where he has been playing at for most of this season. I’m a big fan of Nile John and his style of play, and I’m really hoping that he’ll get a lot of games for Charlton, from now until the end of the season. I wish him a very successful loan move at Charlton.