Tottenham youngster Samuel Shashoua has completed a move to Spanish outfit CD Tenerife – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter seem slightly disappointed with his permanent exit.
Spurs have confirmed (official website) that they have reached an agreement for the 20-year-old to join Tenerife, who play in the second-tier of Spanish football.
He’s come through the academy of the North London club, but now completed a move away in pursuit of first-team football.
The attacker spent last season in the Spanish third-tier with Atletico Baleares, where he scored six goals and supplied five assists in 38 appearances across all competitions.
Shashoua failed to make a single senior appearance for Spurs, but was named on the bench against Leicester City in a Premier League fixture on the final day of the 2016/17 campaign.
The left-winger has seen a number of players at Spurs rise from the academy into Mauricio Pochettino’s team, but he’s not been able to follow that path.
A selection of Spurs supporters on social media are a little surprise that Shashoua has now departed on a permanent basis and feel he has does have potential to become a decent player in the future.
There are a number of quality wide players currently occupying a spot in the club’s first-team squad, so from a personal view a move makes sense.
Here are some Spurs fans on Shashoua:
Sad to see you go Sam BUT a great opportunity for you. Keep playing your game; look forward to seeing your career progress. #SpursFamily
— SpursNews (@SpursNews1961) August 23, 2019
Bit surprised by this but all the best Sam
— Sam Ingram 🥁🧛♀️ (@MayTheFoyth) August 23, 2019
— • (@thfcsi) August 23, 2019
Didn’t expect him to leave permanently but good luck pal
— ᴛᴇᴏʜ政薦⚕ (@zj_teoh28) August 24, 2019
How have so many fans not heard of him?
Very talented academy player. Thought he would breakthrough into the first team but best of look to him.
— Shay (@ShaySpurs) August 23, 2019
Another young gun going abroad. It’s a shame didn’t break through as had heard good things, but I guess not at the 9/10 level needed. Good luck @Sam_shash
— Matt (@MattyFrench82) August 23, 2019
Really thought he could make it. Very talented kid
— JaiP (@JaiP72) August 23, 2019
Oh wow, thought he’d get a shot at the first team. Good player.
— Oliver Collings (@oliver_collings) August 23, 2019