Coulthirst: Leaving Spurs tough but Posh the right choice

Shaquile Coulthirst: Joins Peterborough from Spurs

Shaquile Coulthirst: Joins Peterborough from Spurs

Peterborough have signed striker Shaquile Coulthirst from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.

Coulthirst, 21, has put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year contract with the League One club after opting to join up with Posh boss Graham Westley.

“The manager really demonstrated that he wanted me to sign for the football club and as a player if you feel wanted then it makes the decision easier,” Coulthirst told the club’s official website.

“Peterborough are a good side, they score lots of goals and I cannot wait to get started.

“It is a tough decision to leave Tottenham because I have been there a really long time, but I feel it is the right time to make the move and I feel this is the right club to be at.”

Coulthirst progressed through Tottenham’s academy and has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Torquay, Southend, York and latterly Wigan.

Manager Westley added: “He is a sought after player, we are not the only club at the top of our league that have been after him so I am delighted that he has decided that we are the place he wants to join.

“I think he wants to try and become the next Conor Washington, the next Craig Mackail-Smith, the next Britt Assombalonga and he has all the talent and attributes to fulfil that.”