'I'm here to score goals' - Tottenham striker Etete thrilled after completing loan switch to Cobblers

Kion Etete. Picture: Pete Norton.Kion Etete. Picture: Pete Norton.
Kion Etete. Picture: Pete Norton.
'It's a great club and a great opportunity for me to score goals and win games - that's what I'm here to do.'

Young striker Kion Etete only has one thing on his mind after completing his season-long loan move to the Cobblers this week - to score plenty of goals.

The 19-year-old netted nine times in 21 games for Spurs U23s last season and now he wants to translate that form into senior football after moving to Sixfields.

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"I'm really looking forward to meeting the guys and getting to know them and then getting started with the first game of the season on Saturday," said Etete.

"It's a great club and a great opportunity for me to score goals and win games - that's what I'm here to do."

Etete describes himself as an 'all-round striker' and says he's capable of running in behind but also coming to feet, holding the ball up and being a threat in the air.

And having started out as a 16-year-old with Notts County, he's unlikely to be intimidated by League Two football.

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"It was good to start out with Notts County because that gave me a lot of experience of professional football at a young age before I moved to Spurs," Etete continued.

"I got used to playing men's football from a young age so in a way it feels like I'm coming back home and back to where I started out, so I feel I can adapt quickly.

"But it's very important to go out on loan and get minutes because it's all about gaining experience and trying to improve as a player and as a person."

Cobblers were not the only club interested in Etete but after lengthy discussions between all parties, the move was finally confirmed on Monday.

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Etete added: "There were discussions between the clubs, it was a bit back and forth, and eventually we got the move sorted and here I am now!

"The manager here has worked with young players a lot and that played a part. He's got a lot of faith to play young players and he has a lot of coaching experience with his staff and I'm really looking forward to working with all of them.

"The long-term goal is to play for Tottenham but in the short-term I'll just take every week as it comes and do my best for Northampton."

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