Luke McGee confirms he’s training with Tottenham’s first-team

Tottenham youngster McGee agreed a new contract yesterday.

Luke McGee signed a long-term contract with Spurs yesterday, and he has confirmed to the official Tottenham website that he has been training with the senior players for the season.

McGee said: “This contract is another big step. I’m at the right club, training with the right people, learning from the likes of Hugo, Michel and Toni [Jimenez, coach] every day. I couldn’t be in a better place. I’ve been with them [the first-team] for 18 months now, training every day, seeing what they do daily, picking up little things every day, always learning. They are so good with me, always helping. It’s a good place to be.”

McGee, 20, has yet to play for Tottenham’s first-team, but he is undoubted third choice keeper in Mauricio Pochettino’s senior set-up.

Whilst training with the senior stoppers, Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm, McGee features primarily for the Under-21 side, but it is clear that Pochettino wants to involve him more in competitive action.

He has played in friendlies for Spurs’ first-team, and started against AC Milan in the Audi Cup before the start of this season, and the next step is to make his competitive first-team debut.

That is not likely to come any time soon, with Lloris one of the best keepers in the league, and Vorm adequate back-up, but if McGee continues to train with the senior players, and impress Pochettino, it could be that he is given a chance to play later in the season in a dead rubber fixture for Spurs.

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