Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that academy goalkeeper Jonathan De Bie has completed a permanent transfer to Belgian side RWD Molenbeek.
De Bie joined the club in 2016 and went on to rise through the academy ranks but he failed to make a single first-team appearance during his time in North London.
The goalkeeper represented Belgium at Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 levels and even captained Tottenham’s Under-18s in 2017/18.
It was reported that the 20-year-old had a trial with KAA Gent around a year ago.
The youngster, who was part of Tottenham’s pre-season trip to Asia in 2019, was also linked with Anderlecht and KV Mechelen during the summer but he ended up staying put at Spurs.
However, it has now been confirmed that De Bie has completed a move back to his native country by completing a deal with Molenbeek who play in the Belgian First Division B, the second tier of Belgian football.
We have reached agreement with Belgian First Division B side R.W.D. Molenbeek for the transfer of Jonathan De Bie.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 1, 2021
Spurs Web Opinion
It was quite clear that De Bie was not going to break into the Spurs first-team. The 20-year-old needs to be playing regularly at 20 years of age and this could be a good move for him.
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