Rovers have announced the signing of Tottenham Hotspur Dilan Markanday.

The 20-year-old has penned a permanent move from Spurs for an undisclosed fee.

Markanday has put pen-to-paper on a three-and-a-half year deal and becomes the club’s third January signing.

That includes an option to take the attacker’s contract through to 2026.

The forward has one senior first-team appearance for Spurs in the Europa Conference League but has turned down the offer of a new contract in search of regular senior football.

He has netted 12 goals in 14 Premier League 2 games and Tony Mowbray has confirmed the forward will be travelling with the squad for tomorrow’s game at Hull City.

“He fits the profile of young, talented, hungry young player and left his club because he wants to get his career started,” Mowbray said.

“He’s a lovely boy, I’m sure he’ll fit into the culture of this club. He should slip perfectly into a young group.

“He’s been playing Under-23s football, scored against Man United last week when he watched him, but we’ve watched him quite a while and he’s been on our radar and there came an opportunity which we’ve taken.”

Markanday had been a player Rovers have watched some time, but his decision to turn down the offer of a new deal at Spurs opened the door for them to make a permanent move.

“He’s exciting, without over-burdening him because I want him to come in and do what he does, he’s positive and knows where the net is,” Mowbray added.

“Similar to some of the players we’ve signed on loan in recent years, but he’s a permanent signing and we’re hopeful in the future, whether that be short-term but definitely long term, that he will become a fans’ favourite and a regular in the team.”

Rovers’ formation switch in November has seen them since go with two attackers either side of John Buckley, a move away from the 4-3-3 previously deployed.

Markanday has played much of his football out wide, cutting in from the right with his left foot, but Mowbray sees a flexibility to the attacker that can help boost his options.

The manager added: “He can play in all of them and he’s pretty comfortable in all of them.

“We can rotate people around and see what we think the individual assets of our players against the qualities of the opposition, whether we play a right footer on the left or a left footer on the right, or use the speed of a right footer down the right, we can look at all of those.

“We’re trying to get better options for each game and Dilan helps the options moving forward.”