Contract signed: Tottenham finalise unexpected deadline-day signing - Sources
Tottenham have finalised the signing of goalkeeper Teddy Smith after he put pen to paper on a contract, Football Insider has learned.
The Premier League giants have made an unexpected move for the free agent, 24, to bolster their goalkeeper ranks in the January window.
A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the deal for Smith, which was first revealed by this website earlier today, is now complete after his registration documents were sent to the FA.
He will join on a free transfer after agreeing the terms of a short-term contract.
Smith has been given the chance to reignite his career at the Premier League big guns after being released by Southend United last summer.
He had a trial at Tottenham at that time and was named in goal for the club’s pre-season clash with Dulwich Hamlet in south London.
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A deal has now been agreed, which comes days after Tottenham announced that young keeper Brandon Austin has headed to Denmark on loan to Viborg for the rest of the season.
Austin and fellow youngster Alfie Whiteman have both featured on the bench for Spurs this season.
Number one Hugo Lloris has just returned to the side after months on the sidelines with an elbow injury, with Paulo Gazzaniga his deputy again.
Brandon Austin has joined Danish side Viborg FF on loan until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 27, 2020
Michel Vorm returned on a short-term contract in the autumn but the Dutchman has suffered injuries of his own.
Smith was released by Southend United at the end of last season after 30 appearances for their first team.
He came up through the youth ranks at Roots Hall and featured in both League One and League Two for the club, but only returned to fitness last year after missing 17 months with a shoulder injury.
In other Tottenham news, there has been a MASSIVE Troy Parrott development after unexpected U-turn.