Sharing yet more exit news out of Tottenham Hotspur, reliable reporter Dan Kilpatrick of The Evening Standard has made a big claim on Twitter involving Dilan Markanday.
The Lowdown: Markanday on the move…
Tottenham’s promising young forward seemingly has one foot out the N17 exit door, with Championship side Blackburn Rovers now close to sealing an agreement (Sky Sports).
Markanday’s contract expires in the summer, meaning he can leave for free at the end of this season, potentially prompting transfer chief Fabio Paratici and manager Antonio Conte to cash in now.
The 20-year-old isn’t the only Lilywhites player to be linked with a move away from the club, with reports claiming that Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Steven Bergwijn could all be on the way out (Sky Sports).
As more exit news emerges out of north London, Kilpatrick has made a major Markanday claim on social media.
The Latest: Deal ‘could be announced next week’…
According to his information, Blackburn and Spurs could announce the agreement ‘next week‘ in a deal which could rise to more than £1m including add-ons.
He tweeted: “Per @SkySportsLyall, Blackburn & Spurs close to agreeing permanent deal for Dilan Markanday. Fee around £500k up front but could rise to over £1m with add-ons & includes significant sell-on clause. Deal could be announced next week. @standardsport”
The Verdict: Right call?
Conte’s three-at-the-back system arguably limits Markanday’s chances of first team football given that the homegrown ace is an out-and-out winger.
Therefore, we believe this move is best for all parties, as the Spurs starlet seeks to gain first team experience and kickstart what should be a promising career.
He has come on leaps and bounds for Tottenham this season, making his senior debut in the Europa Conference League whilst racking up a brilliant 12 goals and five assists in just 14 Premier League 2 appearances.
Lilywhites supporters may be wondering what could have been with Markanday, and it will be interesting to see how he develops under Tony Mowbray in England’s second tier.
In other news: ‘This will get Tottenham fans excited’…Sky Sports drop major N17 transfer update on live TV, find out more here.
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