Lincoln City have signed Tottenham defender TJ Eyoma following loan spells in the last two seasons.
The 21-year-old has made 53 appearances for the Imps and scored his first goal in a 1-0 win at Burton Albion in April.
Eyoma did not play a senior game for Spurs, but played five times for their Under-21 side in the EFL Trophy.
Manager Michael Appleton confirmed that because of a recent injury, Eyoma would not be in the squad for Saturday's League One match at Wycombe Wanderers.
Boss Michael Appleton told BBC Radio Lincolnshire: "He's a durable character. He's been injured of late but he never picked up many injuries, if any, when he was here.
"His pathway at Spurs has come to an end. Clearly he's not going to get into their first team, so when those type of opportunities come up, you've got to move quickly.
"He's certainly not ready to start a game of football, but hopefully in the next two or three weeks we can get him up to speed and get him on the pitch."
Neither club has revealed whether there was a fee involved for Eyoma and details of the length of his contract with Lincoln are also undisclosed.
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