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Tottenham signs former Arsenal striker Will Lankshear from Sheffield United in a £2million deal… just 18 months after the 17-year-old left their bitter north London rivals for NOTHING
- Tottenham have completed the signing of Will Lankshear for a reported £2million fee
- The striker comes over from Sheffield United after excelling for their Under 18 side
- Lankshear was released by Arsenal last year and now joins their bitter rivals
Tottenham have completed the signing of teenage striker Will Lankshear from Sheffield United for £2million.
The 17-year-old was released from Arsenal and joined the Blades in January 2021 and has impressed with the Championship outfit ever since.
Lankshear has played for both Sheffield United’s Under 18 and Under 23 teams over the past 18 months.
Tottenham complete the signing of former Arsenal Academy product Will Lankshear for £2million
The forward captained their Under 18 side to the Professional Development League national title last season and enjoyed a productive campaign.
Subway have reported the fee is worth around £2million and Lankshear will return to North London and sign a deal with Spurs until 2025.
The attacker will head to Antonio Conte’s academy lineup and hope to get started.
The 17-year-old attacker tweeted his thanks to Sheffield United after the move was confirmed
After his departure was announced on Wednesday, Lankshear tweeted: ‘Thank you @sufcdevelopment for the past 19 months, I’ve loved it and what a fantastic academy they are!
“On the other hand, delighted and blessed to announce that I have signed my first professional contract @SpursOfficial time to work hard and kick it through. #COYS.’
Spurs’ Under 23 coach is Wayne Burnett, while Stuart Lewis manages the Under 18 squad and Lankshear hopes to play for both next season as he joins the team’s bitter rivals who let him go for nothing 18 months ago .