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Keanan Bennetts to join Gladbach

Lilywhite Rose can reveal that the transfer of Keanan Bennetts to Borussia Mochengladbach has been confirmed.

The fee for Bennetts, 19, whose contract was extended in December, is understood to have been agreed at £2 million.

It is thought that Tuesday was his last day at the club.

A winger who can operate down either flank, Bennetts was the standout development squad player this year and it’s a huge disappointment to lose a player we had high hopes for.

Bennetts made 32 appearances for Spurs last season in the Premier League 2, UEFA Youth League and the EFL Trophy scoring 9 goals and providing 8 assists.

Highlights included a brace of free kicks during a PL2 game at ‘Three Point Bridge’, the second of three Spurs away wins away at Chelsea this season.

He has been capped at youth level with both Germany and England (his mother is German) and was expected to stand a decent chance of breaking into the first team squad next season.

With strong personal ties to Germany it is not entirely surprising Bennetts has chosen to make this move but we hope Daniel Levy doesn’t regret letting a promising young player go on the cheap.

Bennetts is the latest English prospect to move to Germany in recent times. Jadon Sancho, one of England’s most highly rated young players, moved away from Manchester City in favour of a move to Borussia Dortmund and West Ham’s Reece Oxford and Everton’s Ademola Lookman have also made loan moves to Gladbach and RB Leipzig respectively.

Update: this transfer was confirmed by Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and Borussia Mochengladbach on 18 May 2018.

 

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