Melbourne City FC has today reached an agreement to sign one of Tottenham Hotspur’s brightest young talents, Shayon Harrison, in a loan deal set to keep the 21-year-old in Melbourne for the remainder of the 2018-19 Hyundai A-League season.
Harrison joins City on the next step in his development pathway having impressed for Spurs’ Premier League 2 side (50 appearances), Yeovil Town (15 apps) and Southend United (13 apps).
The pacey forward has also enjoyed a taste of the action at the highest level, coming on for the Spurs senior side in an English Football League Cup match against Liverpool at Anfield, as well as having trained with the England squad ahead of the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament.
“I’ve been aware of Shayon for a few years and followed his development. He’s a young player with pace and creativity, and a bright future ahead of him,” said Melbourne City Head Coach, Warren Joyce.
“Shayon’s energy and talent will give the boys a good lift for the back half of the season, and we’re confident we have the right environment to allow him to continue his impressive development this season.”
“I’m excited to come and play for Melbourne City and gain more senior team experience,” said Harrison.
“I’m looking forward to working with and learning from somebody as highly regarded as Warren. The standards he drives at the Club and shares with players and coaches will help me in my development as a footballer.”
Harrison is set to join up with the rest of the City squad – including fellow new signing and striker, Jamie Maclaren – over the coming days, in preparation for City’s next home match, versus Adelaide on Saturday 9 February.
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