Young Tottenham goalkeeper Kacper Kurylowicz has bid an emotional farewell to the club he had spent more than a decade playing for.
The 20-year-old, who was born in Luton and has represented Poland at youth level, spent the second half of this season on loan at non-league side Potters Bar Town. He has spent time around Antonio Conte‘s first team in training as well as being selected as the third goalkeeper on a couple of matchday occasions, including for Tottenham’s draw against Liverpool at home in December this season.
Kurylowicz has played for Spurs‘ U18s and U23s in recent years but he marked the end of time at the north London club with a heartfelt message on Instagram.
“After 11 years at this great club it is time for me move on to my next chapter,” he wrote. “It brings a tear to my eye thinking of all the memories I was able to make during my time here. As a 10-year-old boy it was my dream to become a professional footballer and to be able to complete that dream here has been a absolute pleasure!
“I would like to send my wishes to all the stuff and players who I’ve had the chance to work and play with but most importantly to also thank Perry Suckling and Alex Welsh for your support throughout the years. I cannot wait too see where my next chapter unfolds and I am so eager to get going again. Once again thank you @spursofficial for everything.”
The goalkeeper’s post was met by a flood of replies from his Spurs team-mates, including Dane Scarlett, Alfie Devine, Kion Etete and Malachi Fagan-Walcott as well as former Tottenham defender Dennis Cirkin, who gained promotion with Sunderland in the League One Play-Off Final last weekend.
Other young Tottenham academy players are likely to be joining Kurylowicz in heading out of exit door as the club will submit their retained list to the Premier League this week.