By Richard Parks
Tottenham midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe has agreed the terms of a new contract with the club, it has been confirmed.
Spurs have revealed on their official Twitter account that the rising star, who turned 18 earlier this month, has penned a three-and-a-half year deal.
It will keep him at White Hart Lane until the summer of 2021.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) February 28, 2018
Oakley-Boothe is a product of the Spurs academy and is one of those manager Mauricio Pochettino has demonstrated he regards very highly.
Pochettino has given Oakley-Boothe a chance to stake a claim for a first-team spot this season even though he only turned 18 a fortnight ago.
The England Under-18 international made his senior debut as a last-minute substitute in Spurs’ League Cup win against Barnsley in September and was an unused substitute in a Champions League win at Apoel Nicosia a week later as well as the recent FA Cup third-round trip to Newport.
Football Insider verdict:
The teenager is clearly knocking loudly on the door. Oakley-Boothe, who can play as a holding midfielder or a box to box role, also figured for Spurs on their pre-season tour of the USA. He is highly regarded at Tottenham and already appears too good for Under-23s football. He should be watched closely over the coming months as next season he could make a proper first-team breakthrough.
In other Tottenham news, it can be revealed the club are working on deals to sign up FIVE players, with three agreements virtually nailed on.
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