Marcel Lavinier has confirmed on Instagram that he has completed a move to Tottenham Hotspur from London rivals Chelsea, after impressing in two Under-23 appearances for Spurs while on trial over the past fortnight.
Lavinier, 19, has come through the ranks at Chelsea – proving to be a crucial part of Chelsea’s Under-18 side and even breaking into the club’s reserve team on 15 occasions. He can play on either side of the defence, and is capable of getting forward.
The defender, who has been called up by Portugal’s Under-18 side despite earning two England Under-17 caps, scored twice and created seven goals in 38 league and cup appearances for Chelsea’s Under-18’s. He even scored for Chelsea’s Under-23’s.
Lavinier played against Arsenal and then Southampton in Premier League 2 for Spurs, the latter just last Saturday – both of which ended in narrow victories. Following 90-minute displays in both games, Lavinier has signed for Spurs.
The player underlined his delight on Instagram after penning a Tottenham contract, though it remains unclear how long his new Spurs deal will last. He described Tottenham as a “very big club with very high ambitions.”
His aims now will be looking to enjoy a regular campaign throughout 2020-21 for Tottenham’s second string, and looking to catch the attention of Jose Mourinho – just like Japhet Tanganga did last term.