According to Matthew Upson for Yorkshire Live, new Tottenham signing Will Lankshear is a lifelong Spurs fan and pushed to join the North London club this summer. Spurs officially announced the signing of Lankshear from Sheffield United earlier this week, with the forward set to join the club’s academy.  The 17-year-old forward is considered to be one of the best players of his age group in the country, having scored 38 goals in 48 appearances for the Blades’ Under-18s and Under-23s.

Sheffield United only signed the teenager 12 months ago after he was released by Arsenal but Yorkshire Live explains that the EFL club would have preferred to keep him. However, the report states the club ran the risk of losing Lankshear for free since his scholarship was set to expire in 12 months. So, the club decided to sell the youngster to Tottenham, with the North London club allegedly paying a fee that could rise to £2.5m.

Matthew Upson also explain that Lankshear is a lifelong Spurs fan and that the youngster’s dad was keen on his son joining Antonio Conte’s side. Tottenham’s future, in terms of forwards, is in safe hands, with Lankshear now joining Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett as the next cab off the rank. Out of three, one would hope that at least one would fulfil their potential at the club and go on to become an important player for the first team in the years to come.

Upson also stated that Tottenham are currently moving in the right direction as regards their transfer strategy under manager Antonio Conte,  adding that things have now changed at the club and it is looking like they are now more concentrated on the future rather than the present, especially when compared to how the club was previously run under past managers.