Tottenham Hotspur have now confirmed another exit from N17 in a social media announcement, with youngster Dennis Cirkin completing a move to League One giants Sunderland.
The Lowdown: Cirkin refuses new deal…
The 19-year-old, who was allegedly offered a new deal at Spurs, turned down the opportunity to sign fresh terms – leading to The Black Cats taking a firm interest.
Football Insider broke news of Sunderland’s advances to sign the teenager from Tottenham and that was swiftly reiterated by other reliable sources, with journalist Charlie Eccleshare of The Athletic backing the move to go through (Twitter).
Cirkin, as per Football Insider, was reportedly having his Wearside medical on Tuesday after Spurs accepted a six-figure bid.
The Latest: Spurs confirm another departure…
Amid the plethora of outgoings at Tottenham, with Joe Hart, Juan Foyth, Erik Lamela, Toby Alderweireld, Danny Rose and Paulo Gazzaniga all having left the club permanently (Transfermarkt), Cirkin has now joined them.
It has now been confirmed by the Lilywhites as they drop a social media announcement and send a farewell message to the defender.
“We have reached agreement with Sunderland AFC for the transfer of Dennis Cirkin,” Tottenham stated on Twitter.
“Good luck, @DCirkin3.”
The Verdict: Loss for Spurs…
Cirkin’s move to Sunderland will come as disappointing for a fair few Spurs supporters who wanted to see him grow as another one of Tottenham’s shining academy products.
Former Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was among the first to notice his skills upon arriving in north London, saying the youngster had ‘a lot of quality‘ way back in November 2019.
Time will tell if Cirkin could turn out to be the one who got away – it is not yet clear whether there is a buy-back clause of some sort in the deal.
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