By Harry Sykes
Tottenham goalkeeper Luke McGee has agreed to extend his loan with Peterborough until the end of the season, it was announced on Friday.
The 21-year-old’s current loan was due to end at the beginning of January but the two clubs have reached an agreement for it to run for the remainder of the campaign.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Friday afternoon that the highly rated shot stopper will stay at the ABAX Stadium and continue to develop his game for the League One club.
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The deal, which is subject to paperwork being formally completed, becomes the first agreed by Spurs in the mid-season window.
McGee has made an excellent impression since joining Peterborough on deadline day in the summer.
He has been a mainstay of the team, starting 18 matches in all competitions and has twice been named the club’s player of the month.
“It is great news Luke has extended his loan until the end of the season,” manager Grant McCann said, as quoted by the official Peterborough website. “He can now put all the speculation behind him and concentrate on his football.
“He has been top drawer since he joined the club and he is only going to get better.”
McGee, who has won a single England Under-17 cap, is highly thought of at White Hart Lane, where he has progressed through the youth-team ranks.
He was named on the senior Spurs team’s Premier League bench twice in February 2016 while first-choice Hugo Lloris was injured.
But he is behind senior trio Lloris, Michel Vorm and on-loan Pau Lopez in the goalkeeper pecking order at the Premier League club.
Football Insider verdict:
This is the right move. There is no point McGee kicking his heels at White Hart Lane, or playing for the development squad against kids. He is beyond that point in his career. The goalkeeper is a rising star and needs game time to maximise his potential. McGee and Tottenham have made the correct decision for him to stay at Peterborough until the end of the season.
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