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Stoke swoop for Tottenham youngster

Stoke City have signed Tottenham youngster Tashan Oakley-Boothe for an undisclosed fee.

The 19-year-old midfielder has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Oakley-Boothe, who was a member of the England Under-17 side that won the World Cup in 2017.

He’s the club’s third signing of the January window following the arrival James Chester from Aston Villa and Jordan Thompson from Blackpool.

Manager Michael O’Neill said: “Tashan is a highly promising youngster - exactly the kind of player we want to try and move the club forward and at the same time help him realise his potential.”

Chief Executive Tony Scholes said: “Tashan is a player with a great deal of promise who I know Tottenham hold in really high regard and were reluctant to let him leave.

“We are delighted to have secured his services and he’s joining a first team squad with a strong group of young players in Tyrese Campbell, Nathan Collins, Tom Edwards, Thibaud Verlinden and Julien Ngoy.”

A product of the Spurs Academy, the 19-year-old made his first-team debut for the North London club in a League Cup tie against Barnsley in 2017.

He has also been capped by England at Under-16 and Under-18 levels.

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