Tottenham Hotspur youngster Thimothée Lo-Tutala made 14 appearances for the U18 side last season, and featured once in Premier League 2.
This campaign, the goalkeeper has made six appearances in Premier League 2, during which he has kept three clean sheets and conceded three goals.
The 18-year-old started training with the north London club’s first team when Toni Jiménez was the club’s goalkeeping coach, during Mauricio Pochettino’s time in the English capital.
Although he is yet to represent Tottenham’s senior team, the teenager represented France U19 since last September and has made seven appearances for them.
“I came back every vacation to France to see my cousins, we always spoke French,” Lo-Tutala told RMC Sport.
“In my head, I always said to myself that I was going to come back to live in France. I never closed the door to the English selection, they called me three times for matches, but I am with France U19 and I feel good there.”
According to RMC Sport, Antonio Conte included the youngster in the first team training sessions, where he trains alongside his compatriot, Hugo Lloris.
“Hugo is impressive. He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world, he is French and it is great to have him here to progress,” he said.
Lo-Tutala’s contract with Tottenham expires at the end of the season and the report states he is ‘not certain to continue’ with the English club. RMC Sport claim the desire to look for regular first team football could ‘push the player to discover a new club’.
“I think this start to the season has made me progress well, with training every day with the professionals but also with the France team,” Lo-Tutala explained.
“I feel ready for professional football, it’s the level I want to reach, but I know I have to be patient because I’m at an ambitious club.”