Alasdair Gold has confirmed that 18-year-old defender Luis Binks has joined MLS side Montreal Impact this week.
In an article for Football.london, the journalist revealed to fans that having spent the last few weeks training with Thierry Henry’s side, the youngster has now made the move permanent. The young defender has been a part of the Tottenham Hotspur academy since the age of six and was a regular in the U18 and U23 sides during the last two seasons, as well as in European competitions.
According to Gold, the 18-year-old was a popular and talented member of the North London club’s academy but makes the move to Canada after having doubts of his chances of progressing into Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad. Gold also shared quotes from the Montreal Impact director, who discussed Binks in detail after his signing was confirmed, saying:
“Luis has chosen this club and Montreal to continue his career. He is a defender with high passing quality, who has shown great maturity on the field since the start of camp in St. Petersburg.
“We hope he’ll integrate well into the group and acclimate quickly to MLS.”
Are you disappointed to see Binks leave the club?
It is always a blow for any side to lose a highly-rated youth player, but with the report suggesting that should Binks do well in the USA a move to Serie A side Bologna may follow, then perhaps Spurs fans won’t have seen the last of the young defender. However, there is no mention of any potential buy-back clause, so it seems as if there is little chance of Binks making an appearance for the senior side at the North London club in the near future.