Former Tottenham Hotspur academy star Dilan Markanday has finally scored his first goal for Blackburn Rovers after making a switch to the club from Spurs back in the January transfer window.

Markanday was widely touted to be one of the best young prospects in the Hotspur Way academy setup. He had an impressive tally of 17 goals and 13 assists from 58 matches for Tottenham’s developmental U-21 system (Transfermarkt).

The Englishman also won a Premier League 2 Player of the Month award and was also twice among the nominees for his outstanding displays (Tottenham Hotspur).

Despite that, Spurs sold him to Blackburn in January for a fee which could rise to £1 million, including bonuses (Evening Standard). Markanday was nearing the end of his previous contract at N17, which led to his eventual departure.

The North London outfit included a significant sell-on clause in the agreement, which could see them earn a decent fee if the Championship side ever sell the British Asian starlet.

The 20-year-old played the entire 90 minutes against Hartlepool in the EFL Cup this week and helped his side to win 4-0 on the night.

He scored the fourth for Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team after making an excellent run to receive the ball with a spectacular touch and then thump it past the opposition goal.

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Markanday had a difficult start to life at Ewood Park after suffering a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for a long period. However, he seems to be finally getting back on track to finding his feet once again, looking at his recent set of performances.

It will be interesting to see whether Spurs would be keen on getting him back sometime in the future or not. After all, Tottenham are in the market for a creator (Evening Standard), which is where Markanday developed his game in the youth levels at N17.

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