QPR sign up young midfielder Michael Anastasiou released by Tottenham Hotspur five years ago

The teenager was at Tottenham until 2010 but has worked his way back into the game.

In recent times there has been plenty of transfer co-operation between Tottenham Hotspur and QPR. The two most recent QPR bosses, Harry Redknapp and Chris Ramsey, both came from Spurs – so that is truly understandable.

The Loftus Road club currently have the likes of Grant Hall, Massimo Luongo and Sandro on their books who are previous Spurs players and have recently had the likes of Niko Kranjcar and Andros Townsend on loan. Steven Caulker, another former Spurs player, is currently on loan at Southampton.

Now another Tottenham player has headed to QPR – although this will not be a household name.

QPR have confirmed on their official website that 17-year-old Michael Anastasiou has joined the club on a one-year deal.

However, he has not come directly from Spurs.

The central midfielder has joined from Redbridge FC, after working at Troy Townsend’s, the father of England international Andros, football development academy.

In fact, Anastasiou was released by Tottenham in 2010 at the age of 12.

So his move to QPR might eventually give him the chance to prove Spurs wrong for letting him go.

He will go into Paul Furlong’s under-18 side for the foreseeable future.

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