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DONE DEAL: Lincoln City sign TJ Eyoma on a permanent transfer

Eyoma spent last season on loan at Lincoln

Lincoln City v Sunderland - Sky Bet League One Play-off Semi Final 1st Leg Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Defender TJ Eyoma is the latest academy product to leave Tottenham Hotspur, officially joining League One side Lincoln City. The move comes after a successful loan spell with Lincoln last season.

Eyoma initially joined Lincoln on loan for the second half of the 2019-20 season, but the play stoppage forced by the COVID-19 pandemic meant he did not play for the team that season. He returned for a loan last season, playing 53 games. He was part of the team that made it to the League One playoff final last year, and played in a match the team eventually lost to Blackpool.

As for his time at Spurs, Eyoma made his only first team appearance as a substitute against Tranmere Rovers during an FA Cup tie in January 2019. He signed a new three year deal with the club last year.

It is not a surprise when most academy products get sold, and this one is no exception. It looks like Lincoln will be a nice fit for Eyoma, though — the club described him as a “top target” in their statement announcing his arrival, and he was greeted by an excited crowd when he was unveiled before the team’s Tuesday match against Bolton Wanderers.