Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to make their first signing of the summer, and indeed the first incoming since January 2018 – and Spurs fans have one into absolute meltdown on Twitter.
Norwegian outlet Stavanger Aftenblad have claimed that 15-year-old goalkeeper Isak Solberg has put pen to paper on a contract at Spurs, that will only become active when he is 16 – perhaps why there is a lack of an announcement.
Currently playing for Norwegian minnows Bryne FC in his home country, Solberg is said to boast plenty of talent and has already earned one Noway Under-16’s cap. It is believed that Solberg has signed a three-year contract.
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) May 14, 2019
Spurs are set to lose a goalkeeper this summer in the form of Michel Vorm, though they do still have Hugo Lloris and Paulo Gazzaniga as first-team options. There are also multiple goalkeepers in the reserves and academy.
Perhaps the best known goalkeeper of the second team is Alfie Whiteman. Brandon Austin, Tom Glover (on loan at Helsingborgs), Charlie Freeman and Jonathan Di Bie are also second-team options.
But Spurs have not turned down the chance to sign Solberg despite the big list of goalkeepers ahead of him, landing him to finally end their lack of signings in the last two windows. Tottenham fans are ecstatic on Twitter.
Wait, does this mean we’ve made a signing?
Clearly something very promising about him if were signing a foreign academy goalkeeper. Next Neuer? 👀
— Marcus 🇰🇷 (@DeIecopter) May 14, 2019
HIS dad is A former Norwegian goalkeeper. Not international class, But Good. He’s been working AS goalkeeper-coach in Norwegian top division.
— Frank Hellevik (@hellevikfrank) May 14, 2019
We have actually signed someone… pic.twitter.com/kMbcGilHwZ
— Th Alli 20 (@VFLThalli20_) May 14, 2019
When thinking about the holy time Spurs made a signing this wasn't what came to mind… either way I'll take it
— JTGFossil (@Fossil251) May 14, 2019
We’ve signed a player!!!!!
— Ryan Michael Saffery (@RSaffery) May 14, 2019
— Jamie (@tobin_jamie) May 14, 2019