Tottenham Hotspur talent Malachi Fagan-Walcott will head back to Spurs after Dundee manager James McPake confirmed the 19-year-old defender has suffered a serious hamstring tear.

A centre-back, McPake signed the Tottenham Hotspur prospect in the winter transfer window. He has featured once for the senior side at White Hart Lane, a player Jose Mourinho rates, making his debut last year in the Champions League against RB Leipzig. Since arriving in Tayside, he has made two appearances.

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The Tottenham Hotspur talent has suffered a season-ending blow. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Having already suffered a serious knee injury before, it’s another blow for the Tottenham Hotspur prospect. The defender was substituted in the weekend’s 2-0 Scottish Championship win over Arbroath, and while initially it wasn’t thought to be serious, McPake has confirmed a season-ending blow.

He said: “Malachi unfortunately will go back to Tottenham Hotspur. His scan came back pretty bad and we are devastated for the boy, taking football out of it. But he’s going to miss a large part of it.

“Our thanks go to Tottenham for allowing him to come up but he’ll go back to them on Saturday. It’s a hamstring/tendon issue. It’s a pretty severe tear and it’s a season-ending one for him, which is a shame as he’s just come back from a serious knee injury.

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Cruel blow. (Photo by ANP Sport via Getty Images)

“Our best wishes go to him. He’s been a great representation of the football club he’s came from. In the games he has played, he has handled himself very well and it was a chance for him to get a run of games.

“That game against Arbroath he picked up the injury. He’ll be in good hands and he will get the best of treatment, Tottenham want him back down there to do his rehab.”

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