Journalist reveals Tottenham have agreed £2m deal to sign teenage striker

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Sky Sports’ Lyall Thomas has revealed that Tottenham have now agreed a £2m fee with Sheffield United for highly-rated young striker, Will Lankshear. 

Lankshear was released by Arsenal last summer before being picked up by Sheffield United, but the journalist has reported that Spurs ‘blew Brentford out of the water’ in the race to sign the 17-year-old with a ‘hugely-attractive offer’.

The teenager will reportedly now join up with Tottenham’s academy side rather than going out on loan or staying with Sheffield United for the rest of the season.

Spurs currently have Dane Scarlett and Troy Parrott, the jewels of their academy striker contingent, out on load at Portsmouth and Preston respectively.

According to TransferMarkt, Lankshear only has two youth appearances to his name in the FA Youth Cup and no senior professional games under his belt.

Spurs Web Opinion:

These kinds of signings are no-brainers for Spurs. Chelsea have been doing this for the last decade, snapping up all the best young talent for £1m or £2m, then either getting them in the first-team or selling them for a profit.

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