Tottenham insider: Markanday will '100% leave in January' and talks are 'ongoing'
Dilan Markanday will “100%” leave Tottenham during the January transfer window if he doesn’t play for the first team before then.
That is according to Spurs insider John Wenham, who regularly breaks news about the club on his Lilywhite Rose social media channels.
Markanday, 20, made his senior Tottenham debut during October’s 1-0 loss to Vitesse in the Europa Conference League.
He is in excellent form for Spurs’ Under 23 side, scoring 10 goals in 10 Premier League 2 outings this season.
Wenham insists this form means discussion will already be happening behind the scenes with League One clubs over a potential move.
“There will certainly be loan enquiries in January,” Wenham told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.
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“Actually, I’m told those talks are ongoing. Tottenham just want to extend that contract before he goes.
“I think if he doesn’t play between now and January, he will 100% leave in January.
“I’m certain League One clubs will already be asking about taking him on loan in January.
“That would be great for his development. I just want him to be playing.
“I would rather that was in the leagues instead of just in our Under 23 setup.
“He’s at that stage where he needs proper competitive football on a regular basis.”
On 19 January, Spurs announced Markanday has a deal that expires in the summer of 2022.
Wenham has previously explained he expects Spurs to offer the 20-year-old a new deal before January after a social media clue.