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11th Jun, 2017 | 12:00pm

Chairman pulls plug on move for Tottenham 21-year-old - report

By Derek Smithson

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony has ruled out a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Luke McGee this summer, according to a report.

The Peterborough Telegraph claim that the League One side saw their efforts to sign the 21-year-old rebuffed as they look to improve their squad.

It is understood that Spurs will not make a decision on the future of their shot stopper until August and the Posh are not willing to wait that long.

The report details that Boro were hopeful of completing a permanent deal for the youngster after he enjoyed a successful season-long loan spell at the club last year, but their pursuit has been ended by the chairman.

McGee became a popular figure at Boro last season and won their players’ player of the year award for his performances.

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The English goalkeeper made 45 appearances across all competitions and kept 10 clean sheets in return.

He is yet to make a senior appearances for Spurs, but impressed during his first taste of first team football at Boro.

Football Insider verdict:

Spurs may have only two first team goalkeepers next season in Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, but are believed to be chasing a permanent deal for Pau Lopez. McGee is an exciting prospect at the north London club and there is every belief that he could develop into a top-class shot stopper. He showed great maturity on loan at Peterborough and another move away next season would be in his best interest for his development. Boro’s exit from the race may not even be a bad thing as a Championship side could be a next good step as long as he is experiencing regular first team football. It is going to take a spectacular player to dislodge Lloris from the Spurs goalkeeper and McGee can only hope he continues to impress out on loan. 

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