Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a £2m fee to sign Sheffield United prospect and former Arsenal teenager, Will Lankshear.
The Premier League outfit have put the money up to sign the 17-year-old Lankshear, who has been among the goals for the Blades youth sides throughout the last 12 months.
According to Sky Sports, Spurs have blown Brentford out of the water to sign Lankshear, who will now join up with the Tottenham youth set up after Sheffield United accepted the offer.
Lankshear has hit the headlines in Sheffield thanks to his goals in the youth team and was poached by the Blades from Tottenham’s biggest rivals, Arsenal. His form has clearly attracted attention though and the Blades have agreed a deal to bolster the cash flow ahead of the deadline.
Our View: Lankshear Money Hard To Turn Down
£2m might not sound a lot in modern football but how Sheffield United turn this down is hard to fathom.
This is a player who has yet to feature at first-team level and there is the element of unknown about him. The fee will go into the club coffers and as a self-sustaining club, it’s hard for United to say no.
It’s a shame to see a young player with huge potential go without us getting to see him. However, the academy is there to produce money and players, and this is a deal the Blades probably couldn’t say no to in the end.