More transfer and signing news, direct from Tottenham Hotspur today. Young defender Connor Ogilvie has put pen to paper and signed a new contract that will keep him a Spurs player through 2017.
Ogilvie is a player who has flown a little under the radar in his academy career. We ranked him all the way at #18 in our summer prospect ratings in the Honorable Mentions section (two spots above Nathan Oduwa... look, nobody's perfect). Here's what we said about him back then:
The 19 year-old left back/center back has already featured on the bench for Spurs in Europa without making his debut. He features regularly for Spurs U-21s, and he gets forward well and scores a fair bit for a defender. He was rewarded with a new contract last summer and he is also very ginger. If he gets a chance somewhere, he'll probably be an EPL-caliber player. I'm not sure I see him getting that chance at Spurs, however.
Ogilvie went to Stevenage in August on what was supposed to be a one month loan that turned into a half-season loan. A natural left back who can also play in the center of defense, he made 17 appearances for the Gary Rootbeers this season, scoring a goal and notching two assists in what was considered a successful loan stint, good enough to earn him a contract extension at Tottenham.
Congrats to Connor, who by virtue of this signing has exponentially increased Tottenham's xGinger.