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First of many: Tottenham defender’s exit confirmed

Tottenham Hotspur have sold Connor Ogilvie to Gillingham, the BBC have confirmed.

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The 23-year-old has spent two seasons on loan at the League One club and has now made the move permanent.

Ogilvie never once made a first-team appearance for Spurs, despite coming through their youth academy, and also took in two loan spells with Stevenage.

A defender who can play at left-back and centre-back, he has made a total of 79 appearances for the Gills; he turned out 36 times for Tottenham’s Under-23 side.

An England youth international who has won caps at both Under-16 and Under-17 level, Ogilvie will be out to get his career back on track in Kent.

The first of many

This is a positive step for Spurs; Ogilvie was always likely to leave the club but this shows that chairman Daniel Levy has his priorities right this summer.

There are plenty of players at the club, both at youth level and in the first-team, who need to be shipped out; namely Kieran Trippier, Erik Lamela and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou.

With Mauricio Pochettino surely set to reshape his squad this summer after reaching the Champions League final and finishing in the Premier League top-four, there are likely to be plenty more outgoings.

And if big fees can be garnered, there could be something of a war chest that Pochettino can dip into.

Ogilvie, then, needs to be first of many, and a sign of things to come from Levy.

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