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Tottenham: Spurs have added an ‘exciting’ talent to their academy

Tottenham: Spurs have added an ‘exciting’ talent to their academy -Premier League News

Tottenham Hotspur have signed an ‘exciting’ talent in former Sheffield United striker Will Lankshear, according to Spurs pundit John Wenham.

The Lowdown: Lankshear’s arrival

On August 26, Sky Sports journalist Lyall Thomas revealed the Lilywhites had agreed a £2m deal with the Blades to sign the ‘highly-rated’ 17-year-old forward.

Less than a week later, the north London outfit announced the youngster’s arrival, revealing he had signed a deal with the club running until 2025.

Having struggled with injuries upon his arrival, Lankshear made his Tottenham debut for the U18s on Saturday, scoring twice in a 3-3 draw against Wolves, but is of course some way off being seen in the first-team ranks.

The Latest: Wenham’s claim

Wenham was clearly impressed by Lankshear’s debut at the weekend, having sung his praises after the game.

Speaking with Football Insider, the N17 pundit claimed:

“He has had a couple of injury problems but finally made his debut for the Under 18s and came on as a sub when we were 3-0 down to Wolves.

“We ended up drawing the game 3-3 and Lankshear got a 97th-minute equaliser after getting the goal that made it 3-2.

“He is already building on the good form that led to Tottenham buying him. He is an absolute unit for his age, massive, powerful.

“He seems like another exciting striker to add to our collection of promising forwards. The more you have, the more likely that one of them will break through.

“We have given ourselves lots of options there with Scarlett, Parrott, Donley and now Lankshear. He has put himself right amongst it.

“He came with a lot of hype and a lot of potential, but he scored two goals straight away and I’d like to see him involved against Frankfurt this week in the Youth League.

“Really exciting.”

The Verdict: Abundance of young, talented strikers

With the 17-year-old’s arrival at Hotspur Way, Spurs now have a plethora of young, talented strikers in the pipeline ready to grasp their opportunity and play first-team football.

18-year-old Dane Scarlett has been extremely impressive since joining League One outfit Portsmouth on loan this season, having contributed three goals and two assists in 11 league games.

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Scarlett already has ten appearances for the Tottenham first-team, so Lankshear will be hoping to emulate his teammate’s success at the club, with a loan move likely the next port of call in the teenager’s development.


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