Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a signing and hardly anyone has even realised.
Spurs have secured the acquisition of 15-year-old Isak Solberg from Norwegian side Bryne Fk on a three-year deal, according to Stavanger Aftenblad.
Solberg, a 6ft 2in goalkeeper, has had two trials with the club in the past six months and clearly impressed at both.
His contract will not start until the player turns 16 next month, which is likely why there has been no official club announcement.
Solberg will supposedly spend the first two years of his contract in the academy set-up, after which he will then turn professional and get an increase in his wages.
Solberg was never actually officially contracted to Bryne, meaning Tottenham were not entitled to pay anything for him. But general manager Asle Tjøtta revealed Spurs did compensate them, stating (via football.london): Tottenham have been very good.”
It’s not the transfer news that most fans will have wanted, but Spurs are clearly not wasting any time which will be encouraging.
Mauricio Pochettino and Daniel Levy are expected to be busy this summer after two consecutive windows of stagnation.
Solberg is a signing for the future and perhaps he will be seen in a few years’ time