Four-year deal agreed: Cirkin arrives at Sunderland to complete Tottenham transfer - Sources
Dennis Cirkin has arrived on Wearside to complete a transfer from Tottenham to Sunderland, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.
The defender, 19, is joining the League One giants on a permanent deal after they had a six-figure bid accepted by Spurs.
A Sunderland source has told Football Insider that Cirkin is on Wearside at lunchtime today to undergo a medical and put the finishing touches to the transfer as well as sign a contract.
He has agreed the terms of a four-year contract that runs until the summer of 2021.
Talks have subsequently progressed and an agreement was reached over the weekend.
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Cirkin has taken the bold move to leave a Premier League giant to drop down two divisions after rejecting Spurs’ offer of a new contract.
He decided to accept Sunderland’s offer after recognising the opportunity of first-team football this season was distant, with Sergio Reguilon, Ben Davies and Ryan Sessegnon ahead of him in the left-back pecking order.
In Lee Johnson’s side he is expected to slot straight into the team as they look to build upon their opening-day 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic.
The left-footed teenager was hailed as a rising star by Jose Mourinho when he took over as manager in November 2019.
The Portugese described the youngster in November 2019, via a media conference, as a player with “a lot of quality”.
Cirkin first made the bench for the senior team as a 17-year-old shortly after signing his first professional contract.
His deal is due to expire in 2022 and Spurs had offered him a new long-term deal.
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