By Harry Sykes
Tottenham goalkeeper Luke McGee has agreed to extend his loan at Peterborough until the end of the season – and both Spurs and Posh fans on Twitter gave the thumbs-up to the transfer.
McGee is regarded as a rising star at White Hart Lane and his reputation has been further enhanced by his displays for the League One club.
Tottenham announced on their official Twitter account on Friday that McGee’s half-season loan to third tier side Peterborough will now be extended from the start of January until the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 16, 2016
The deal is the first agreed by Spurs ahead of the January transfer window and comes at a time when McGee has been an integral player for Peterborough.
The 21-year-old is the first-choice goalkeeper in Grant McCann’s promotion-chasing side, who are sixth in the League One table.
Supporters of both club believe it makes sense for McGee to remain at Boro given that he is behind Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm and on-loan Paul Lopez in the pecking order at White Hart Lane.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
McGee Loan Extension Agreed – he seems to have done well there. https://t.co/ina80lG71O
— The Spurs Compendium (@SpursCompendium) December 16, 2016
It’s probably the end of the road for McGee as a Spurs player, but he’s proven he can be an effective pro. https://t.co/9UtbsMBLYh
— Cartilage Free Capt. (@cartilagefree) December 16, 2016
We’ve got Luke McGee until the end of the season. Couldn’t quite believe it when i saw it!
— Josh Green (@joshgreeney98) December 16, 2016
I guess it’s ok to vote for Luke McGee in player-of-the-month competitions again #pufc
— Alan Swann (@PTAlanSwann) December 16, 2016
I only just found out about Luke McGee’s contract extension! Brilliant for the club, a real boost for the months to come #pufc
— Jack Toulson (@JackToulson12) December 16, 2016
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