Iron’s snap up Cypriot kid!

Cypriot Hammer

Twelve year old Cypriot Odysseas Spyrides has signed a contract with the Irons.

The prodigy – a striker – becomes the youngest Cypriot to earn a deal with a “foreign” club and is now a permanent London resident.

Spyrides was part of the island’s famed football camp ‘Cyprus Elite Players’ and was spotted by scouts of the London club last autumn, after Tottenham decided not to pursue his signature

Spyrides was one of three players who went to London in September for the final round of trials at Tottenham after three youngsters were chosen among thousands of kids from a process that started from the 2012 edition of the Ayia Napa youth tournament.


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