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Keeper checks in

Posted on 28 June 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Shwan Jalal, a 17-year-old goalkeeper, has agreed to sign for the club from non-League Hastings.

Shwan was a non-contract player, so there is no fee involved, and he will enter into our Academy in the new season. He turns 18 in August and will be unable to play in the FA Youth Cup, but he is likely to feature in our under-19 side.

Director of Football David Pleat said of the Iraqi-born youngster: "We tracked him down at Hastings, one of our scouts who's in the field and helps John Moncur (Academy head scout), and we invited him down for training. He's played a number of games for their first team and will play for our Academy side next year.

"He was an A-Level student and he's just completed those and he will join our under-19 team. He was a non-contract player, played quite a few games and is a lovely size for a goalkeeper, around 6ft 2in."