A former Tring Tornadoes youngster has been snapped up by Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur after attracting interest from a number of top clubs.
Fin Lawless, 8, was first scouted at the age of five and has had a string of clubs including Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Queens Park Rangers and Watford tracking his development.
Brookmead School pupil Fin – who prefers to play left or right midfield – has trained with the Spurs and Watford pre-academy elite teams for the past two years and last year trained with the Arsenal academy.
He agreed a pre-contract with Spurs in October and officially signed on Saturday at White Hart Lane with club legend Ledley King.
Fin trains four times a week at the same state of the art training facility in Enfield that the first team use. He said: “I’m so happy to have signed for Spurs, they have made me feel so welcome and the coaching really helps me to develop my game.
“I can’t wait for the new season to start!”
Fin was presented to a sell-out crowd at White Hart Lane on Sunday before the game against Aston Villa and was interviewed on the big screen before doing a lap of honour with his team-mates.