By Danny Wright
Tottenham have confirmed that goalkeeper Luke McGee has signed for Portsmouth on a permanent deal.
Spurs announced on their official Twitter account on Wednesday morning that they had agreed terms with the League One outfit for the 21-year-old’s sale.
We have reached agreement with @officialpompey for the permanent transfer of @Lukemcgee1.
Good luck, Luke! 👊 pic.twitter.com/gPz6JmEoOC
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 12, 2017
Porstmouth confirmed on their official website that McGee had penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park after agreeing an undisclosed fee with the north London club.
McGee spent last season on loan with Peterborough in League One, where he earned his first taste of men’s football as he made 45 appearances across all competitions, keeping ten clean sheets.
The shot-stopper, who picked up one England Under-17 cap in his early development, still had two years left on his contract with Tottenham, but failed to make a single senior appearance for the club after sitting on the bench on five occasions.
Competition for a spot between the sticks at Wembley next season would have been tough for McGee, with captain Hugo Lloris being Mauricio Pochettino’s No 1 choice while Michael Vorm provides a solid back-up option.
Football Insider Verdict
It’s pretty clear that McGee was never really going to earn any first team football for Spurs in the near future and a move to Portsmouth is definitely the right move for his career. The 21-year-old still has some way to go in terms of reaching his potential, but Pompey are certainly a club that are on the up after their struggles in recent years and McGee could become a big part in helping them return to their past glory. Pochettino probably needs to take a look at recruiting a third choice ‘keeper this summer. The lack of transfer activity in north London must be starting to worry some fans, as Tottenham also need another striker to provide a solid back-up to Harry Kane.
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