By Danny Wright
Tottenham confirmed on Wednesday that goalkeeper Luke McGee has joined Portsmouth on a permanent deal – and a number of supporters on Twitter are gutted to see him go.
Spurs announced McGee’s transfer to Fratton Park on their official Twitter account on Wednesday morning, while Portsmouth confirmed on their official website that the had signed a three-year deal with the club.
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
The 21-year-old leaves Spurs without ever earning a senior appearance for the club, but will be joining Pompey in League One after an impressive loan stint with Peterborough last term which saw him keep ten clean sheets in 45 appearances across all competitions.
Spurs are one of a few Premier League clubs that are yet to make a signing in this summer transfer window, and the fact that they have started to announce departures before any new arrivals, has appeared to annoy some supporters while one fan says it’s a “pity” that McGee has left.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Pity, I always thought he would make it with us. Well good luck Luke! Big future ahead no doubt #COYS
— Patrick Robins (@patrick2288) July 12, 2017
Good luck Luke! All the best at Pompey! Make em great again!
— E-Spurs Norway🇳🇴 (@e_spurs_norway) July 12, 2017
Don't see why but sure
— Hugo (@HxgoBoss) July 12, 2017
When we said we wanted transfer news, this isn't what we meant. Good luck tho Luke.
— AJ (@AjXwnfusionz) July 12, 2017
Sad to see you go Luke but pleased that you'll be getting first team football 👍🏻 Good luck for the future.
— Clare (@chilly_spurs) July 12, 2017
Finally you announced something
— Spursy1882 (@sourjyac93) July 12, 2017
Good luck to Luke. Schooled by our awesome Academy.
— Spiggy (@SpiggyTope) July 12, 2017
McGee is a product of the Spurs academy and featured on the bench of the first team on five occasions prior to his move away from north London.
The former England Under-17 international still had two years left to run on his contract with the Premier League runners-up.
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