Melbourne City sign Spurs youngster on loan

Melbourne City have announced the signing of Tottenham Hotspur striker Shayon Harrison on loan for the rest of the Hyundai A-League 2018-19 Season.

The 21-year-old Englishman has spent time on loan at English Football League clubs Yeovil Town and Southend United in the past and a stint Down Under with City is viewed as the next step in the youngster’s promising career.

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Speaking to, Harrison said he couldn’t wait to get some more first-team appearances under his belt.

"I'm excited to come and play for Melbourne City and gain more senior team experience," he said.

“I’m looking forward to working with and learning from somebody as highly regarded as Warren. The standards he drives at the Club and shares with players and coaches will help me in my development as a footballer.”

Manager Warren Joyce praised the forward, saying he had been monitoring his progress over the past few years.

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“I’ve been aware of Shayon for a few years and followed his development,” Joyce told the club’s website.

“He’s a young player with pace and creativity, and a bright future ahead of him.”

“Shayon’s energy and talent will give the boys a good lift for the back half of the season, and we’re confident we have the right environment to allow him to continue his impressive development this season.”

Harrison joins fellow striker Jamie Maclaren as City’s latest recruits as they bulk up their attack ahead of the business end of the Hyundai A-League.