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Tottenham full signing of Archie Grey from Leeds


Tottenham Hotspur have introduced the signing of Archie Grey from Leeds United.

The versatile 18-year-old has signed a long-term deal till 2030 in north London and can put on the quantity 14 shirt.

Joe Rodon, who spent final season on mortgage at Leeds from Spurs, will head to the West Yorkshire aspect on a everlasting switch.

Leeds missed out on promotion again to the Premier League after dropping the Championship play-off closing to Southampton in Might, and widespread curiosity in high expertise Grey ramped up.

Brentford appeared as if that they had received the race to signal Grey after seemingly agreeing a take care of Leeds over the weekend, and a few stories claimed he had even accomplished a minimum of a part of a medical.

Archie Gray

Leeds missed out on promotion / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Nevertheless, Leeds weren’t proud of the construction of Brentford’s bid and pulled the plug on the deal on Sunday, at which level Tottenham opened negotiations.

Leeds’ assertion revealed they had been powerless to forestall Grey’s departure, commenting: “Leeds United can affirm Archie Grey has accomplished a everlasting switch to Premier League aspect Tottenham Hotspur for an undisclosed payment, after the North London outfit met a launch clause that was triggered by the membership’s failure to get promoted on the first try.

“Understanding the attraction of Premier League and European soccer, the membership, with a heavy coronary heart, agreed the switch, however the transfer has strengthened the board’s resolve to in the end return Leeds to a place the place it may possibly meet the footballing ambitions of even its brightest stars.  

“While we perceive that supporters will likely be massively disillusioned to lose such a home-grown expertise, and a household title so synonymous with Leeds United, the transfer improves the membership’s probability to compete for automated promotion subsequent season by rising our means to construct a aggressive squad inside the league’s monetary management rules.

“Everybody at Leeds United is heartbroken to see one among our personal depart and want to thank Archie for all his efforts and professionalism. He leaves with the perfect needs for his future profession and within the data that Leeds will all the time be his dwelling.”

Grey performed 52 instances for Leeds throughout all competitions final season and received each the membership’s and the Championship’s Younger Participant of the Season awards.

He would be the second younger midfielder to hitch up with Tottenham this summer season, having agreed a deal to signal Lucas Bergvall from Djurgarden in the course of the winter switch window.