Spurs sign ex-Arsenal striker Will Lankshear from Sheffield United

Tottenham sign former Arsenal striker Will Lankshear from Sheffield United in a £2m 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 £2m fee 
  • The striker joins from Sheffield United after he excelled 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 a reported £2million fee.

The 17-year-old was released by Arsenal and joined up with the Blades in January 2021 and has impressed with the Championship outfit ever since.

Lankshear has featured for both Sheffield United’s Under 18 and Under 23 sides over the past 18 months.

Tottenham completed the signing of former Arsenal academy product Will Lankshear for £2m

The forward captained their Under 18 side to the Professional Development League national title last season and enjoyed a prolific campaign.

Metro have reported the fee is worth around £2million and Lankshear returns to north London, signing a deal with Spurs until 2025.

The forward will go into the academy set-up of Antonio Conte’s side and hope to hit the ground running.

The 17-year-old forward tweeted his thanks to Sheffield United after the move was confirmed

After his departure was announced on Wednesday, Lankshear tweeted: ‘Thank you to @sufcdevelopment for past 19 months I enjoyed every bit and what a fantastic academy they are!

‘On the other hand, delighted and blessed to announce I have signed my first professional contract @SpursOfficial time to work hard and kick on. #COYS.’

Spurs’ Under 23 coach is Wayne Burnett, while Stuart Lewis manages the Under 18 side and Lankshear will hope to feature for both next season, as he joins the bitter rivals of the team who let him go for nothing just 18 months ago.

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