Sources at Football Insider have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur youngster Malachi Fagan-Walcott almost left the club on deadline day, only got paperwork issues to cause a move to Swindon Town to fall through.

Fagan-Walcott is a product of the Tottenham academy, coming through the youth system in North London to be a part of the current development squad. The 20-year-old has one first team appearance to his name, appearing as a late substitute in the Champions League match at RB Leipzig in 2020 (Transfermarkt).

The centre-back spent some time on loan with Scottish side Dundee United in 2021, but only made two appearances during his time there after sustaining a season-ending hamstring injury (Football.London).

Things have not quite gone to plan for the young defender, and his future could lie away from the club if the last window is anything to go by. It was revealed by Football Insider last month that Fagan-Walcott was in talks with League Two outfit Swindon Town over a permanent move away from Spurs.

The transfer looked to be on course to be completed before the 11pm deadline on Tuesday, however a delay over the player registration paperwork resulted in the move failing to materialise.

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It’s always a shame to see young players leaving the club, but it does appear Fagan-Walcott has no future here and would be better off finding a new club that can offer him regular first-team football further down the pyramid. Hopefully, that move to Swindon, or a similar team, can come to fruition in the summer.

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