Blackburn sign Tottenham starlet Dilan Markanday for an initial £500,000 until 2025 as winger rejects contract extension at Premier League club for Ewood Park regular first-team action
- Blackburn have signed Dilan Markanday from Tottenham until summer of 2025
- Blackburn will pay an initial £500,000 which could rise to beyond £1million
- He had scored 12 and set up five goals in just 14 games for Spurs’ U23s this term
Blackburn have completed the signing of promising and prolific winger Dilan Markanday from Tottenham.
The two clubs agreed a deal last week, with Blackburn paying an initial £500,000 for the 20-year-old with performance and team-related bonuses which could take the eventual fee beyond £1m.
A significant sell-on clause has also been inserted into the deal.
Blackburn have signed winger Dilan Markanday from Tottenham for an initial £500,000
Markanday completed his medical on Monday and finalised personal terms, signing a contract that will run until 2025 but also includes the option of an extra year.
Barnet-born Markanday is a product of Spurs’ academy and starred repeatedly for their under-23s this season, scoring 12 times and setting up five more goals in just 14 games.
Markanday has also set up two goals in three EFL Trophy appearances and made his first-team debut in the Europa Conference League against Vitesse Arnhem in October, becoming the first British Asian to play for Spurs.
But the youngster has not made a first-team squad since despite his continued impressive form for their reserves and, with just six months left on his contract, has opted to move on.
Spurs had hoped to agree a contract extension with Markanday before sending him out on loan but Blackburn’s desire to sign him permanently and offer regular first-team football has had greater appeal.
Blackburn are currently third in the Championship and have been keen to bolster their wide options after losing loan signing from Leeds, Ian Carlo Poveda, to injury.
He made his first-team debut in the Europa Conference League vs Vitesse Arnhem in October