The theme of Tottenham Hotspur Women’s summer is apparently planning for the future. Today, Tottenham announced the signing of another young England player with an exceptional future potential — 18-year old keeper Eleanor Heeps. Spurs announced a three year deal for Heeps, with her spending this coming season on loan with Blackburn in the FA Women’s Championship.
✍️ We are delighted to announce the signing of Eleanor Heeps.— Tottenham Hotspur Women (@SpursWomen) August 13, 2021
The goalkeeper has signed a contract until 2024 and will join FA Women’s Championship side Blackburn Rovers on loan for the 2021/22 season.
Welcome to the Club, Eleanor! pic.twitter.com/fFv62jXE6Q
I won’t pretend I know much of anything about Heeps, but from what I can glean she was late of Liverpool in the FAWC, and has a number of caps with the England U19s. She’s clearly someone Spurs think can be a very good player as she gets older, hence the signing. Three year deals are pretty rare in the WSL, except for the very top clubs, so this speaks to manager Rehanne Skinner’s opinion of her play; Skinner still has connections to the England setup from her time working there, so Heeps is probably someone she has been aware of for some time.
“Eleanor is a fantastic young goalkeeper with lots of potential,” said Skinner on Spurs Women’s twitter account, “and I am really pleased to have her with us here at Spurs. She is at the start of her senior career and we identified her as a key player to invest in for the future.”
Who am I to argue! Welcome to Tottenham, Eleanor!