A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to congratulate Dilan Markanday after the 19-year-old penned a new contract at Spurs.
Markanday has come through the ranks at Tottenham and is currently playing for the Under-23s, having made nine appearances and scoring once this season.
The teenager also scored in the first ever game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, netting the third for the club’s Under-18s in a 3-1 win over Southampton U18s.
He was a key member of the side that finished as runners-up in the Under-18 Premier League in 2018-19, playing in more games in that competition – 21 of our 22 – than any other player and scoring 11 goals.
Markanday was also named “Best Overseas Player” at the Under-17 Borgaro Maggioni Righi tournament in Italy over the Easter weekend in 2018, and made his Under-23s debut as a substitute in a Premier League 2 final-day defeat to Manchester City.
Tottenham’s academy has been in fine form in recent years and the signature of another talented youngster has been celebrated by the Spurs fanbase.
Here is some of the reaction on social media:
Need to see you in the first team soon, keep working hard bro 🇮🇳💪
— LP ✈︎ (@thfclp__) January 19, 2021
Delighted with this! Been following him since his goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium vs Southampton for the U18, also won a penalty for us that day! 👀
— Tel ≅ (@TelThfc) January 19, 2021
Well done Dilan, one of the few who are given the chance to make the next step. Good luck, watch your back & inspire a generation.
— kal (@mwaps007) January 19, 2021
Happy about this, let him go on loan to prove his talent now.
— Alfie Whiteman Fan Account (@OstNobbelovTHFC) January 19, 2021
congrats, but things to come!! 🔥
— ☔️ (@thfcrueben) January 19, 2021
He’s class tbh
— KanefromtheLane #freeSabitzer (@kanefromthelane) January 19, 2021
Cause he is making progress.
— Abhi Spurs (@AbhiSpurs) January 19, 2021
Brilliant. My favourite player to watch in the 23’s.
Fantastic skillset and movement with the ball.
Most similar player we currently have to Marcus Edwards.
Chips in with plenty of Goals and assists and is always picked for 23’s as he was 18’s. Go get it @DilanMarkanday https://t.co/u99g998iAG
— Lilywhite Rose (@Lilywhite_Rose) January 19, 2021