Tottenham academy defender Malachi Fagan-Walcott has confirmed he is leaving the club after 8 years at the club
He announced his exit on social media, posting an emotional goodbye message:
“After 8 years at Spurs the time has come for me to say goodbye.”
” I would like to thank everyone Spurs from players to staff for helping me become the person I am today,and helping me act upon a dream of become a professional footballer.”
“Wish everyone all the best.”
After 8 years at @SpursOfficial the time has come for me to say goodbye. I would like to thank everyone @SpursOfficial from players to staff for helping me become the person I am today,and helping me act upon a dream of become a professional footballer. Wish everyone all the best pic.twitter.com/4766Q2PF0X
— Malachi Fagan-Walcott (@MalachiWalcott5) September 15, 2023
The defender at one time looked like was going to be the next academy product to break through to the first team.
The center-back made his senior debut for Spurs back in 2020 at just 18 years old during the club’s Champions League defeat away to RB Leipzig, and that remains his sole first-team appearance to date.
He was loaned out to Dundee United in 2021 but he suffered a season ending injury. His development slowed down since then due to injuries.
The centre-back will be hoping that a fresh start away would help revive his career.
Tottenham have moved a number of defenders this summer. Joe Rodon and and Djed Spence joined Leeds United on loan while Davinson Sanchez joined Turkish giants Galatasaray on a permanent move.
Japhet Tanganga has also been loaned out, joining Bundesliga side Augsburg on a loan with an option to buy on a permanent deal next summer.