By Alex Taylor
Dominic Ball has sent a Twitter message to Tottenham to thank them for their role in his development after he left the club on Friday.
Ball, 21, has joined Rotherham after signing a three-year contract.
Rotherham revealed on their official website and Twitter account on Friday that the 21-year-old, who can play in midfield or defence, has joined the Championship club for an undisclosed fee.
Ball posted a heartfelt goodbye message to the club on Twitter in which he thanked the club he joined as a 16-year-old and said it had been “a pleasure to play and work alongside the staff and players”.
Thank you to everyone @SpursOfficial for the last 5 years, has been a pleasure to play and work alongside the staff and players!
— DominicBall (@DominicBall6) August 12, 2016
Spurs then passed a message on their official Twitter account wishing the youngster all the best in the future.
Good luck, Dom! https://t.co/2bOVBnHe3Y
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 12, 2016
Ball has followed the trail blazed by Spurs mainstay Dier by moving forward from his more recognised central defensive role into a midfield anchorman position.
It is a switch that paid dividends for Rangers last season as the centre-back-turned-defensive midfielder played a significant part in their Scottish Championship title triumph and progress to the Scottish Cup final.
The youngster will end his time with Tottenham having never played a first-team game, but has featured 28 times for the Under-21 team, scoring one goal and receiving one red card.
In other Tottenham transfer news, Marseille striker Georges-Kévin N’Koudou has arrived in London to complete his protracted transfer to the club.