A big move is on the cards.
Ireland U19 international Josh Keeley is on the verge of completing a Premier League switch to Tottenham Hotspur from FAI Cup holders St Patrick’s Athletic.
Keeley, 19, has plied his trade with the Saints’ academy set-up in recent years, establishing himself as one of the finest young talents at the club.
And following social media reports that emerged on Saturday afternoon, Pundit Arena has learned that a switch is on the verge of completion for the talented shot-stopper, pending a medical being passed and final details being rubber-stamped.
Although, the fee suggested is incorrect.
Keeley played with the Saints’ U17 side in 2019, before then earning his promotion to the club’s U19 side a year later.
In 2020, he then claimed the club’s player of the year award at U19 level, which then led to him signing his first professional deal with the club in January 2021.
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Four very happy young men have been telling us how it feels… pic.twitter.com/chQKOz1m1w
— St Patrick’s Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) January 13, 2021
But he has continued to develop at the club in that timeframe, with the Co. Meath teenager from Dunboyne closing in on a cross-channel switch.
⚽️ 𝙎𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 ⚽️
18 years old and making his League debut, look at the confidence in Josh Keeley to pick out a pass and start an attack with so many opposition players around. #StPatsFC | #SaintsAcademy pic.twitter.com/l5xeg0Joa2
— St Patrick’s Athletic FC (@stpatsfc) November 14, 2021
Should the deal go through as expected next month, Keeley would join the likes of Troy Parrott and Matt Doherty who are already at the club.
Despite that, it is expected that he will go into Spurs’ underage ranks upon his arrival in North London.