Tottenham Agree Permanent Deal With Peterborough for Shaq Coulthirst

22 January 2016 01:15

​Tottenham Hotspur have announced that a deal has been agreed with Peterborough for the transfer of Shaquille Coulthirst. 

The Lillywhites announced on their ​official website that academy graduate Coulthirst would be moving to the Posh on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.

Coulthirst, 21, had been with Spurs since joining their academy as a youngster, and graduated in 2013 at 18-years-old. He made his first team debut in that same year: coming on as a substitute for Roberto Soldado in a Europa League tie with Anzhi Makachkala.

He linked up with the Tottenham first team this summer during their trip to America to face off against the MLS All-Stars, and featured in that game, coming on as a substitute.

He had been shipped out on loan by the club on a number of occasions in the past few years, including Leyton Orient, Torquay United, Southend, York City and recently Wigan Athletic. He only managed nine goals spread across those spells.

Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony is ignoring statistics from Coulthirst's past, however, and believes he has been played out of position at previous loan clubs, spotting the ability in the youngster and hopes the club can get the best out of him.

Coulthirst has signed a three-and-a-half year deal at London Road, and he couldn't hide his excitement at the move, although he claimed the decision to move away from Spurs wasn't one he took lightly.

"Peterborough are a good side, they score lots of goals and I cannot wait to get started. 

"It is a tough decision to leave Tottenham because I have been there a really long time, but I feel it is the right time to make the move and I feel this is the right club to be at." 

Source: 90min