It’s hardly a Tanguy Ndombele breakthrough, but here’s a tidbit of transfer news to tide you over until things actually start happening. Numerous reports, including El Desmarque, are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur have signed a new youngster in 16-year old Celta Vigo midfielder Yago de Santiago.
Further to reports in April, it is said from reports in Spain that we have signed Celta Vigo youngster, Yago de Santiago (16). The midfielder would join the 1st year scholars next season. pic.twitter.com/YL7DNAGoR9— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) June 21, 2019
I’d love to be able to tell you something about him, but I really can’t. This kid doesn’t have a YouTube highlight reel or anything resembling things where he kicks a football around that we can watch online. I can tell you that there have been rumblings about signing him since the beginning of April, and that he’s a midfielder who scored 11 goals in 25 matches for Celta’s academy this past season. Spurs’ academy coaches are supposedly high on him, and he’ll enter next year’s first year academy team on a youth contract.
Spurs also signed Notts County striker Kion Etete a couple of weeks back with an eye of playing him alongside Troy Parrott in the U23s next season, so this would be the latest addition to what could be the next wave of academy grads to break into the first team. And that’s fine — the club SHOULD be investing in talented academy youth, as that’s still their bread and butter.
No clue how good Yago de Santiago is, but he’s obviously got some talent or Spurs wouldn’t be interested in him. He’s probably a name we might want to familiarize ourselves with over the next couple of years.