Tottenham Hotspur has announced that their highly-rated academy striker, Will Lankshear, has signed a new three-year extension to his contract, signaling the club’s commitment to nurturing young talent.
The 18-year-old arrived at Spurs from Sheffield United in August of 2022 and quickly made an impression, scoring a brace on his debut against Wolves.
Lankshear’s impressive form continued throughout the season, scoring eight goals in eight games across all competitions at the Under-18 level.
He is widely regarded as one of the best, if not the best strikers in England for his age group.
Speaking after signing the new deal, the young striker described the feeling as surreal and expressed his love for playing and scoring goals for Tottenham Hotspur.
“I love playing for Tottenham, whether it be the U18s or U21s. I love to score goals and help the team and I’ll be looking to do more of the same.”
🎙️ “I love playing for Tottenham, whether it be the U18s or U21s. I love to score goals and help the team and I'll be looking to do more of the same.”@WillLankshear on signing his new contract ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/0C2gebDXLB
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) May 10, 2023
The announcement of Lankshear’s contract extension is a positive sign for Tottenham Hotspur’s academy and youth development programs. It demonstrates Tottenham Hotspur’s commitment to investing in young talent for the future.
While this is great news, but it is not the contract extension announcement Spurs fans were hoping for as Harry Kane’s future at the club remains uncertain.
Kane has one year left in his contract, and Manchester United has reportedly made him their number one target. Bayern Munich and PSG are also eyeing a move for him.
The uncertainty surrounding Kane’s future has reportedly made it difficult for Tottenham Hotspur to appoint a new manager since they cannot promise potential candidates anything regarding Kane’s future at the club.
Tottenham Hotspur fans will be thrilled with the news of Lankshear’s contract extension, and they will be hoping that the club continues to focus on developing young talent while securing the future of their key players. The next contract extension announcement the fans will be eagerly awaiting is undoubtedly that of their captain, Harry Kane.