Former Spurs youngster
trialledas a Norwich City XI beat Fakenham 6-0 on 10th July 2009.
He had been released by Tottenham in the summer and was referred
to Norwich first team coach Ian Crook
by his former Spurs teammate Mickey Hazzard.
He joined the Spurs Academy full-time in 2006-07 having made
four appearances as a schoolboy in 2005-06. He played 21 times
in 2006-07 and stepped up for three reserve games. He had a successful
2007-08 campaign for our Under-18s, playing in 27 out of 28 Academy
fixtures, starting 25 and scoring once as the lads finished second
in their division. His performances were rewarded with a further
nine appearances for the reserves, two starts and he flourished
in a new defensive midfield role towards the end of the season.
He has also trialled with Crystal Palace, Lincoln City and Leyton
Orient, before joining Winchester City in the autumn of 2009.
He made 10 appearances for Winchester before signing for Dutch
giants PSV Eindhoven at the end of June 2010. Winchester owner
Paul McCarthy said: Management duo Stuart and Matt Hussey
didnt play Tak because they didnt think he was good
enough. It was frustrating for me. I always let managers have
their heads, but it was hard because I knew how good he was. I
kept beating the drum and saying we should give the lad a chance.
When we won 3-0 at Bemerton he was outstanding, the best player
in the league. Sometimes you can be real ly good as a 19/20-year-old
at a pro club, but the system cant accommodate you. We looked
after Tak at Winchester and, now hes got his chance, I think
hell go a long way. Id be surprised if he didnt
end up playing Championship or even Premiership football if he
comes back to England. He was a great player for us and a great
person to have around all the lads loved him. Were
really happy hes done so well. Were lucky to have
had him here.