AFC Wimbledon have announced the signing of ex-Tottenham youngster George Marsh after he was released earlier in the summer.
Marsh spent the 2019/2020 season on loan at League 2 side Leyton Orient, with his only senior appearance in a Tottenham shirt was a substitute in a 7-0 win against Tranmere Rovers in January 2019.
The midfielder joins the Dons as they prepare for their League 1 campaign after narrowly missing out on relegation by four points.
Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson told the club’s official website: “I spoke to several people who had worked with George and they all came back with the same glowing reference.
“I believe George is at a place where he can really kick-start his career.”
The 22-year-old was one of nine Tottenham players whose contract expired this summer, including first-team members such as Paulo Gazzaniga and Danny Rose.
Fellow academy players including Enock Asante, Chay Cooper, Keenan Ferguson, Rodel Richards, Jack Roles, Aaron Skinner, Kazaiah Sterling and Shilow Tracey were also released due to the conclusion of their contracts.
George Marsh was a player that never made that leap from the academy to the first-team, so it would’ve been a genuine surprise if he was offered another deal.
After his successful loan at Leyton Orient in 2019/2020, that would’ve been his time to kick on: but the previous campaign only stalled his progress.
At 22, he needs first-team football, so this move to a League 1 club feels like a good move for the youngster.
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