Tottenham Hotspur under 18’s striker Will Lankshear has just put pen to paper on his first professional deal with the club.
Lankshear signed for the Tottenham academy from Sheffield United last summer in a reported £2 million deal, and has enjoyed a fairly successful first year in North London.
The youngster previously came through the ranks at Arsenal before being released two years ago. As fate would have it, he is now thriving at their fiercest rivals.
The 18-year-old impressed since joining Spurs, with five goals and two assists this season (Transfermarkt) and has even stepped up to the under-21 squad at times this campaign.
He was even given an opportunity to train with the Spurs first team on occasion, and featured in friendlies for Antonio Conte back in December of last year.
Unfortunately, Lankshear picked up a season-ending injury back in February, with a knee issue requiring surgery that will see the young striker miss the remaining games this year (Football.London).
Regardless, the club have clearly seen enough already to tie Lankshear down for the future. In a report from Football.London, Lankshear is the latest Spurs youngster to pen a new deal with the club.
Lankshear turned 18 on the 20th of April, and as a result became eligible for a professional deal, which was duly arranged.
The deal comes after academy players like Jamie Donley, Max McKnight, and Luca Gunter have all signed professional deals recently, with Spurs clearly keen to nurture their production line of talent.
Spurs Web Opinion
Of all the youngsters in our development squads, I have to say Will Lankshear is one of the most exciting prospects we have.
He’s an impressive finisher for a start, but also appears to have great awareness and footballing intelligence, too.
He’s a player mature beyond his years, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear plenty more about him next season.
Have something to tell us about this article?