Melbourne City have signed promising Tottenham Hotspur youngster, Shayon Harrison, on loan for the rest of the season.
Harrison joins City with an excellent pedigree for his age, having played for Spurs against Liverpool in the League Cup and trained with the England national squad.
Harrison has also made 27 appearances for Yeovil Town and Southend United over the past two seasons, scoring one goal.
The 21-year-old will bolster City's attacking stocks for the remainder of 2018/19, complementing the signing of Socceroo Jamie Maclaren.
“I’ve been aware of Shayon for a few years and followed his development. He’s a young player with pace and creativity, and a bright future ahead of him,” Warren Joyce said.
“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.”
Whether Harrison's deal will mean a reduced role for City young-gun Lachy Wales remains to be seen, with makeshift forward Ritchie de Laet expected to return to a defensive role.
Harrison's transfer is the latest in a growing trend of A-League loan deals for younger, foreign players, alongside Adelaide United loanee Jordy Thommasen, who is expected to provide stiff competition for young United forward George Blackwood.