We said we thought that most of Tottenham Hotspur’s January transfer moves were going to be on the margins of the squad, and thus far that’s been pretty accurate. It looks like another Tottenham academy graduate is on his way out the door. According to Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre, 23 year old utility midfielder Anthony Georgiou is currently in negotiations for a full transfer to Cypriot First Division side AEL Limassol.
If the name of that club sounds familiar, it’s because it should be if you’ve been a Spurs fan for more than a few years. Back in 2014, Mauricio Pochettino’s first year with the club, Limassol was a group stage opponent for Spurs in the Europa League. They defeated them 5-1 on aggregate over two legs en route to a Round of 32 loss to Fiorentina that year.
Georgiou made his Champions League debut under Pochettino in 2017 when he came off the bench in a match at Cypriot club APOEL Nicosia.
Limassol makes a lot of sense as a destination for Georgiou. Born in London, Anthony is also a Cypriot international with 8 caps for Cyprus already. North London, as I understand it, has a fairly substantial Cypriot population, and playing his professional ball for Cyprus would be a pretty natural fit.
Georgiou has spent time on loan at Levante B, Ipswich, and Bolton over the past two seasons but has been playing for Spurs’ U23s this season. He’s obviously not a part of Tottenham’s first team plans, so sending him to a place where he can actually get minutes benefits everyone.
This isn’t a done deal, but let’s face it — this would be pretty much an ideal situation for everyone if it were to happen. I expect that we’ll see something official from the club before too long.