Tottenham have confirmed the permanent departure of young striker Dilan Markanday.
Despite being one of the hottest prospects in the academy, Spurs have allowed the 20-year-old, who had just six months left on his contract, to join Championship side Blackburn on a permanent basis. Markanday has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at Ewood Park.
Markanday made his first-team debut for Tottenham in a Europa Conference League game against Vitesse in October, and has scored 12 goals in 14 Premier League 2 appearances, but hasn’t been given a chance by Antonio Conte.
Therefore, several Tottenham fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger towards his sale.
Check out the best below:
Big mistake from Spurs. He’s incredible.
— Kirst (@ThfcKirst) January 18, 2022
Should be a lesson for the future.
Rather than keeping players like Bergjwin in the side to keep their sale values up.
Play the up and coming players instead.
— Justin “Legacy Fan” Stevens (@jstevens123) January 18, 2022
Why didn't we give him some chances in the first team? Are we not crying out for creative players? This one stinks and hope there's a buy-back clause in place.
— teths11 (@teths11) January 18, 2022
And we paid good money for Jack Clarke, club is a shambles
— KingOfTheCastle (@KingOfTheCast26) January 18, 2022
Ridiculous bit of business. All the best to him. Hope he lights it up
— John Austin (@thejondog) January 18, 2022
— Samwise (@Sam_Fullr) January 18, 2022
Really disappointing. Brightest spark of our multi million pound youth set-up sold for a pittance due to a lack of first team opportunities in a weak team.
— Greg Thorndick (@GregThorndick) January 18, 2022