Tottenham youngster Dilan Markanday close to Blackburn transfer

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Tottenham youngster Dilan Markanday is close to joining Championship promotion-hopefuls Blackburn Rovers on a permanent deal.

Markanday’s contract expires at the end of the season but Spurs had hoped to persuade the 20-year-old winger to sign a new deal and go out on loan.

But Markanday, who has been the outstanding player for Spurs’ U-23 side this season, is eager for first-team football and is in talks over a three-and-a-half year deal with Rovers.

The clubs are discussing a fee of around £500,000, which could rise to over a £1million with add-ons, and Spurs will retain a significant sell-on clause.

A deal could be announced next week.

Markanday is the first British Asian to play for Spurs’ first-team, having made his debut against Vitesse in the Europa Conference League in October.

Blackburn are third in the Championship and eyeing a return to the top-flight after a decade-long absence.

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