Tottenham U21 goal-scoring phenom looking to catch Ange Postecoglou's eye

Spurs wonderkid Will Lankshear could have a bright future and potentially some Premier League action in the coming year.
Cambridge United v Tottenham Hotspur U21 - Bristol Street Motors Trophy
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The Tottenham U21s completed an incredible end to a hard fought season with their recent 3-1 win over Sunderland in the Premier League 2 playoff final, securing the trophy for the young Lilywhites.

The star of the show was none other than 19-year-old Will Lankshear, who notched two goals to add to his league-leading total of 23, and 25 across all competitions (Transfermarkt).

The English center-forward arrived on the scene for the U18s in the summer of 2022 on a €1.20m transfer from Sheffield United, before graduating to the U21 squad last July (Transfermarkt).

It's fair to say that, since joining, he's made quite the impression. The question still burned into everyone's minds, however, is the gnawing inquiry: what's next?

Recently,'s Alasdair Gold sat down to speak with the young Englishman about the season, this summer, and the future.

When asked about his immense scoring proficiency, the striker talked about the work he's put in, and how it's paid off.

"I've just tried to enjoy my football. I love scoring goals," Lankshear stated. "I work really hard in training and we do lots of finishing. The staff put on lots of finishing sessions. I just try to work on that and get myself into the box because that's the main thing," he added.

The striker also made sure to attribute some of his recent success to fellow teammate Jamie Donley, who was the Premier League 2's top assister.

"I've just tried to build a relationship and I think Jamie and I have. I love playing with him and he's so clever. I think he's an unbelievable footballer and he makes my life so easy at the top there," said Lankshear.

Speaking about his future, as well as the chance to play under Postecoglou, the Englishman didn't shy away from the prospect.

"I'm going to keep working hard. I'll work in the off-season. I can only work on what I can control really. That's just working hard and not losing focus. If it's for the U21s or the first team when I come back, I'll give it my all and I'll try to score as many goals as I can for whichever team I play for," the player said.

"I've had a few sessions over there [with the first team]. It's amazing. The more you're over there, the more you're going to improve. I've really enjoyed it when I've had the chance to go over there. I've just got to try to push on now," he added.

The season ahead holds a great many possibilities for Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou, who will surely be looking to make adjustments all over the pitch, but especially in the striker role.