Tottenham Hotspur Marcel Lavinier moves to Swindon Town


Tottenham Hotspur announced that Swindon Town have signed Tottenham Hotspur right-back Marcel Lavinier.

Town have not disclosed the period of the contract, but confirmed it’s a permanent move rather than a loan.

Lavinier has played for both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, making 101 professional appearances for Chelsea and Spurs’ respective youth sides. The 21-year-old made his debut for the senior side in 2021 in a Europa League game against Wolfsberger AC, coming on as a substitute in a 4-0 win.

However, the defender hasn’t played in the first-team squad for Tottenham since. He’s mainly featured for the reserve side in Premier League 2. Lavinier made 21 appearances for Tottenham’s U21 side last season, assisting four goals but receiving the first red card of his career in a heated 2-1 defeat at home to Arsenal.

It is a wise choice for the 21-year-old to move to Swindon Town for more game time, since he found himself hard to break into Spurs’ first-team squad.

Lavinier becomes the 15th new signing at the County Ground this summer and is expected to compete with Remeao Hutton for the right-back berth.

Lavinier is delighted to join Swindon Town and said: “I’m absolutely buzzing to be here and I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.

“I had a really good chat with the manager upon joining the club and this is a really exciting project to be a part of.

“I knew as soon as I’d spoken to Scott (Lindsey) and his team this was where I wanted to play my football, and it’s the ideal place for me to showcase what I can do.”