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‘Unreal’: Some fans react after buying Spurs youngster who Mauricio Pochettino rated highly

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‘Unreal’: Some fans react after buying Spurs youngster who Mauricio Pochettino rated highly

Spurs academy graduate Luke Amos has completed a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and some of his new club’s fans have spoken on social media of how pleased they are.

The 23-year-old, who came through the ranks at Tottenham, spent the 2019-20 season on loan at Queens Park Rangers.

He impressed in his 34 Championship appearances, earning plaudits from QPR director of football – and former Spurs ace – Les Ferdinand, as well as forging a close working relationship with manager Mark Warburton.

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“He’s added goals to his game, we know what he’s capable of as he’s a good midfield player, he gets up and down, he’s got good energy and we’re seeing it,” Ferdinand told Football London in February.

On Monday, QPR completed the signing of Amos on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

The former England Under-18 international appeared on the verge of breaking into Mauricio Pochettino’s first-team two years ago but sadly an ACL injury ended up sidelining him for the entire campaign.

Pochettino rated him highly, telling ESPN in August 2018: “Football is about energy, about desire, about respect for yourself and your teammates, being professional. Of course, Luke Amos is a good example. He played three (International Champions Cup) games of 90 minutes.

“He’s not so young – 21 – but maybe he doesn’t have Premier League experience. But his performances in the three games showed it’s not a problem to put him in to play. Maybe he’s going to play ahead of some senior players. I’m more than brave and if I believe in some players I go with all the consequences.”

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Although Football London claimed in April that Jose Mourinho would take a closer look at Amos at the end of the 2019-20 season, the Northern Echo subsequently went on to report that the Portuguese instructed Tottenham to move him on.

It remains to be seen how much of a loss it’ll be for Spurs, but plenty of QPR fans are certainly pleased to have him back in West London:

 
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