English Cypriot footballer Anthony Georgiou signs new contract with Spurs and loaned to Ipswich!

Anthony Georgiou has signed a new contract with Tottenham until 2021.

He has now joined League One side Ipswich Town on loan until January.

A product of the Academy system, the 22-year-old winger made his first-team debut for Spurs in a Champions League group stage fixture against APOEL in September 2017 and has since become a full international for Cyprus.

Anthony spent the second half of last season on loan at Levante II in Spain and featured for us during our International Champions Cup and Audi Cup fixtures this summer.

The 22-year-old winger, who can also play as a left-back, trained with Ipswich this morning and it’s expected the paperwork will be completed in time for him to be available for Tuesday’s match against AFC Wimbledon.

Anthony Georgiou said he is excited about the season ahead with Town and can’t wait to get started at Portman Road.

The 22-year-old Cyprus international signed on loan from Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Monday, and could be involved when Blues face AFC Wimbledon at home on Tuesday evening.

“I’m very happy with how things have turned out and I’m really excited to be here,” the winger told iFollow Ipswich.

“I know how big this club is and what the aims are for the season. I was at the game on Saturday against Peterborough and was impressed with the support from the away fans.

“That was definitely a factor in me coming here. The atmosphere was brilliant and it made me want to play in those games and do my bit for the team going forward.

“I’m hoping to be involved tomorrow night because I’m ready to go and can’t wait to get started.”
I’m very excited to be at a big club and I can’t wait to get started,” Georgiou told the club website.

“It’s all come about quite quickly to be fair but I’ve known I need to get out on loan and play some games so I’m very happy with how it’s gone.

“I was at the game against Peterborough and was happy when they got the goal in the last few minutes. The fans were amazing and I was impressed with the support at an away game.

“That was one of the things that stuck out for me, seeing so many fans at the game singing all the way through and giving the team good support. It’s always encouraging to see and hopefully, I will play in those games and support the team.

“I know Kane (Vincent-Young) from Tottenham and I met the manager before the game on Saturday. We had a really good chat and I liked everything he said.

Georgiou progressed through the academy ranks at Tottenham becoming a regular at Under 18 and Under 23 level, and made his debut in the Champions League as a substitute against Cypriot side APOEL in a 3-0 win in 2017.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Levante B in the third tier of Spanish football, his only experience of league football to date.

Capped by Cyprus six times at full international level, he will wear the number 38 shirt for Blues.

The winger joins his former Tottenham academy team-mate Kane Vincent-Young in signing for Town today.

source: Parikiaki