‘Proud moment’: Teenager confirms Tottenham move with post on Instagram
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'Proud moment': Teenager confirms Tottenham move with post on Instagram

Charlie Sayers has confirmed his move to Tottenham Hotspur from Southend United with a post on Instagram, having spent the past couple of weeks on trial at Spurs.

The 17-year-old defender caught the attention of Tottenham after breaking into Southend’s first team – who are currently playing in the National League. He has clocked up six outings this term.

Spurs chose to bring him to the club, initially on trialaccording to the Southend Echo. He played, and captained, Tottenham’s Under-18 side in a recent 3-0 league loss to Crystal Palace this month.

Despite the defeat, Spurs have chosen to bring Sayers to the club on a permanent deal. Southend confirmed the deal initially on their website, stating that Sayers will move as a second-year Under-18 player.

The chances are, that while he will be a regular for the Under-18 side – he will certainly break into the reserves at some point. Sayers posted on Instagram after the move was confirmed by his previous club.

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What jumps off the page regarding Sayers, is that he is incredibly versatile – or that he is simply yet to hold down a position. He can play at centre-back, left-back, or even on the left of the midfield.

The 23’s lack a left-back. Kallum Cesay has played on the left of the defence at times this season, though he is naturally a right-back. That lack of left-back might see Sayers promoted sooner, rather than later.

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