Shayon Harrison has confirmed his departure from Tottenham and completed a surprise move to Almere City FC. The 22-year-old had an uncertain future at Spurs after entering the final year of his deal, making just one first-team appearance and being loaned out to three different clubs in the last two-and-a-half years. The Lilywhites handed Harrison a contract extension but were rejected by the player.
Harrison has since signed a two-year deal with the Eerste Divisie outfit and has the option to extend his stay for another 12 months. With Harry Kane, Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen among the strikers ahead of Harrison in the pecking order at Tottenham, the youngster stood little chance of getting first-team football.
The fact Harrison has joined a side in the Netherlands second-tier suggests he wasn’t good enough to play under Mauricio Pochettino either. The striker’s only appearance for Spurs came against Liverpool in the EFL Cup on October 25, 2016. Since then, he’s embarked upon loans to Yeovil Town (January 20, 2017 – February 20, 2017), Southend United (January 31, 2018 – May 31, 2018) and Melbourne City (February 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019).
Harrison scored and created 32 goals in 50 games for Tottenham’s reserves but hasn’t replicated such form at senior level. For Yeovil, he scored just one goal in 15 appearances. For Southend, he failed to score in 13 games. And for Melbourne, he netted four times in 11 matches. He won’t be missed by Tottenham.