Tottenham set to sign Will Lankshear

Tottenham are closing in on signing 17-year-old Sheffield United striker Will Lankshear after beating competition from Brentford.

According to Sky Sports, Tottenham are close to completing a move for Will Lakshear from Sheffield United after reportedly agreeing to a £2 million deal. They faced tense competition from Brentford for the 17-year-old former Arsenal academy ace, who is now destined for north London.

Will Lankshear has grown in stature at Sheffield United, as many clubs kept tabs on the 17-year-old’s development. The striker only joined the Blades a year ago, when Arsenal decided to release him. The EFL Championship outfit are now set to make a decent profit from his sale as Tottenham close in on signing the forward.

Tottenham have been keeping tabs on Lankshear’s development and are willing to offer £2 million to sign him. Spurs are guaranteeing £1 million and the remainder in performance-related add-ons. Sheffield United are willing to accept the offer, with the 17-year-old likely to move to north London imminently.

Lankshear has been making waves for Sheffield United’s youth sides and is already considered one of England’s brightest striker talents in his age group. Tottenham may see a bright future with the former Arsenal academy sensation as they hope to develop him in Harry Kane’s mould for teams down the years.

Spurs have been active in the summer transfer window, recruiting senior players specific to Antonio Conte’s side. However, Tottenham are also keeping tabs on multiple younger talents to develop a team internally for the future.

Many young talents are coming through their academy, such as Troy Parrott, Dane Scarlett and Jamie Donley. Tottenham are also keen on adding 17-year-old Blackburn Rovers defender Ashley Phillips to their ranks.

Spurs are also tracking Manchester United’s James Garner, and bringing the trio in this window would be a great coup for their under-23 team and youth sides. The addition of Lankshear would be brilliant from Tottenham’s point of view, who had to compete with Brentford for the 17-year-old striker.

The north Londoners are expected to remain active in the summer transfer window until deadline day. Conte could yet bring in some more players before the window ends. While there are no new stars linked at the moment, any new transfer will be a source of surprise for Tottenham fans.

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