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OFFICIAL: Tashan Oakley-Boothe moves to Stoke City on permanent deal

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LOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA... no, wait! It’s a permanent transfer! Tottenham continued their youth exodus on the last day of the transfer window, announcing the permanent transfer of midfielder Tashan Oakley-Boothe to Stoke City. A fee was not disclosed.

Have a thought for poor Tashan, who was one of the almost players in Spurs’ academy. A couple of seasons ago he was invited along to Spurs’ preseason tour and impressed mightily in central midfield. He was heavily tipped to be the next academy product to break through into the first team after Harry Winks. In 2017 he made his first team debut against PSG in the International Champions Cup.

Then he got injured and missed a good chunk of the season. In the process, he got leapfrogged by the likes of Luke Amos and Oliver Skipp. It’s unfortunate that injury got in the way of what could’ve been his big break.

But he’s a solid player, as evident by a sale to Stoke, a Championship club, at the age of 19. I think he’s got the ability to be a solid professional, and it’s quite possible we’ll see him back in the Premier League again someday... just not, unfortunately, with Spurs.

Vaya con Dios, Tashan.