Smith puts future on hold
Tottenham's Adam Smith insists that any loan switch will have to wait until after the Under-20 World Cup.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 26/07/11 6:07pm
Tottenham's in-demand young defender Adam Smith insists that any potential loan switch will have to wait until after the Under-20 World Cup in Colombia.
The young Three Lions face North Korea in Friday's tournament opener, with the Bogota-staged final held on 20th August.
The 20-year-old full-back caught the eye during a season-long loan spell with League One outfit Bournemouth and has been linked with several Championship clubs this summer.
However, he told skysports.com that he will not decide where his short-term future lies until after the tournament is over.
"I've got the World Cup coming up in a few weeks for the Under-20s, so that is my first thought and when I get back from there I'll hopefully know where I will be playing next season," he said.
"Playing for the first-team here at Spurs would be great, but I've not really thought that far ahead because my main concern is the upcoming campaign and playing football on a regular basis again.
"It (the U20 World Cup) is a massive tournament that is shown around the world and I'm sure that lots of people will be watching on TV and at the tournament itself.
"It is a great stage for me to show what I can do and the whole experience will be priceless."