Tottenham Hotspur have signed young centre-back Maksim Paskotsi on a three-year deal according to the official website of the player’s former club FC Flora Tallinn.
According to Estonian outlet soccernet, the 17-year-old had initially travelled to Hotspur Way to complete a trial period with the club in August and it seems he did enough to convince the north London outfit to secure his services.
He will now join up with Spurs’ youth academy and could compete in the U18 Premier League for them in the upcoming campaign. Speaking about the move, Paskotsi said: “I can’t describe how happy I am right now! It’s a very difficult, but also a powerful step in my career.”
Predominantly a centre-back, Paskotsi has played a total of 69 games for FC Flora at various different age levels, including two appearances for their senior team in the Eesti Karikas. In that time he has also shown versatility, having played a variety of other roles including defensive midfield, central midfield and right-back (Transfermarkt).
He has some international pedigree too, having represented Estonia’s under-16 team on five occasions before going on to play a further 12 games for the under-17’s.
Whilst this isn’t a signing that will immediately have an impact on the first team, there is clearly some potential there given his 17 youth caps and the fact that he also went on trial with Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
Tottenham will hope that he now knuckles down and impresses in their academy. If he does that then who knows, he could be another talented prospect to emerge from the Spurs youth into the senior team, following in the footsteps of the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Ledley King.
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