The end of an era has come for multiple Tottenham Hotspur players, and as new footballers come into the squad, others inevitably leave.
Spurs academy product Dennis Cirkin is the latest player to leave North London, as the club officially announced on social media that they have reached agreement with Sunderland for the transfer of the 19 year-old.
During his time in the academy Cirkin was also named on the bench on five occasions for the first team, but was never able to make his competitive debut.
''To the club that’s helped develop and shape me into the person I am today, I want to thank everyone at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club for everything they’ve done for me,'' Cirkin wrote on an Instagram post.
''I joined as a young kid with big dreams and ambitions, a journey which I will remember for the rest of my life.
10 years spent at such a big club, I can only be grateful and thankful for the experience and lessons I’ve learnt. I’ve had many ups and downs during my time here but I would like to thank the staff, my teammates, and all those within the club who believed in me, and helped me through some of the most important years of my life.
I feel like this is a necessary step for me in my career and I’m excited to see what the future holds for me. I wish the very best for the club, the fans and my teammates.''
Spurs academy players such as Alfie Devine, Dane Scarlett, Nile John, Marcel Lavinier, Elliot Thorpe and others, congratulated Cirkin for a great career in North London and wished him nothing but success at Sunderland.
He joins for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light.
''Delighted to have joined such a big club,'' the 19 year-old added. ''Can’t wait to get started at Sunderland.''