Aberdeen-owned goalkeeper Aaron Lennox has explained to The Courier why he did not end up at Tottenham Hotspur.
The Australia Under-23 goalkeeper was on trial at Tottenham first when he was just 14 years of age.
Lennox had a chance to get drafted into the Spurs squad four years later, but there was no space on the North London club’s roster for a goalkeeper.
The former Queens Park Rangers prospect has reflected on his brief time at Tottenham, reminiscing on saving shots from Dimitar Berbatov in goal.
Dimitar Berbatov celebrates after scoring for Monaco
“I first came over to the UK when I was 14 with my local club for a 10-day tour just to see what life was like on the other side of the world,” Lennox told The Courier. “I then went and trained at Charlton and I was the only goalkeeper in my group.
“The goalie coach there liked me and recommended me to a guy at Tottenham. He took me there for a one-day trial when I was 14. I trained with the reserves in the morning and then with the first-team in the afternoon.
“This was when Dimitar Berbatov was there so I was doing a shooting session with him when I was 14 years old. Spurs were quite impressed and I stayed in contact with them but then I went back home.”
“When I hit 18, I came back across to the UK,” added the goalkeeper. “The Tottenham goalie roster was full so they put me into contact with the keeping coach at Queens Park Rangers.”
Lennox is only 23 years of age, and he has time to get better and eventually play for Tottenham, if he so desires in the future.
The Australian goalkeeper should be looking to make the most of the playing time he will get at Rovers next season.
Meanwhile, Tottenham will be aiming to win the Premier League title next season. Spurs, who finished third in the league table during the 2015-16 campaign, will also be competing in the Champions League next season.