Joe Gallen og Luke McGeeSnak med Jackett banede vejen for skifte for Spurs-keeperen.

Med den relativt uerfarne Alex Bass som eneste keeper i truppen, var det klart at der måtte forstærkninger til på målmandsposten inden sæsonstarten den 5. august, og at dette havde høj prioritet. I dag hentede vi af samme årsag den 21-årige Luke McGee hos Tottenham for et ukendt beløb.

LES OGSÅ: Luke McGees spillerprofil

McGee, der har underskrevet en kontrakt på tre år, spillede det meste af sidste sæson på lån hos Peterborough United, hvor han gjorde det rigtig godt med blandt andet ti clean sheets til følge. Hos Spurs blev det til en række kampe på klubbens ungdomshold, en testkamp mod AC Milan foran 75.000 tilskuere samt to kampe på bænken for førsteholdet.

Oprindeligt var et udlån af Bournemouths Christian Walton på tale, men den handel trak ud, og til sidst i vasken. I stedet er Walton, tilfældigvis også i dag, blevet lånt ud til Wigan Athletic og Paul Cook.

Kommentarer fra assistant manager Joe Gallen
“We’re very pleased to secure the signing of Luke. He’s come through Tottenham’s academy system and they’ve produced a lot of good players. He went on loan to Peterborough last season and picked up the Players’ Player of the Season award. And he’s also someone that Kenny knows about from his time at Tottenham. He was really impressed with him.”

“It’s great that we’ve been able to bring in a goalkeeper who’s good enough now and is going to improve in the future.”

Et par ord fra Luke McGee
“I was out on loan last season and first met Kenny when I went back to Spurs. We started talking and he liked what I was about, while I was interested in what he had to say. He did such a good job at Wolves and Millwall, so of course that becomes a factor. Everyone around him also has a great reputation.”

“I’ve had a taste of League One, so hopefully I can come in, do well, keep us high up the table and help get the club back to where everyone wants to be. I worked with some outstanding keepers at Tottenham and you just try to take little bits from all of them. Now I want to expand my game here and improve in every aspect. Hopefully the fans will take kindly to me and I can pay them back.”