Rotherham United sign defender Dominic Ball from Tottenham Hotspur
By James Dale
Last Updated: 12/08/16 1:04pm
Dominic Ball has joined Championship side Rotherham from Tottenham Hotspur on a three-year deal.
The 21-year-old central defender has signed for an undisclosed fee, subject to FA and EFL ratification, after five years at White Hart Lane.
Ball, who spent last season on loan at Rangers, impressed new Rotherham manager Alan Stubbs during his time in charge of Hibernian.
"He did very well and I think any young player going into that environment at Rangers is a big ask, but he fitted into it very well and he was very comfortable with the situation," Stubbs told Rotherham's official website. "We're delighted that we've managed to sign him."
The young defender played 21 league games for Rangers last season and had previously said he would be open to a return to the Scottish club.
But having made the move to South Yorkshire, Stubbs is confident he can get the best out of the versatile centre-back at Rotherham.
"We're getting him at a great age," Stubbs added.
"He's 21 and he's a young, talented defender who will give real competition for places here which is what we want. We'll get improvement out of the players that are already here because of the fact that they have players pushing them now.
"It was the same when I was playing as it makes you dig into your reserves to improve, and that's what we want.
"Competition is a real healthy thing to have in the club and its something we're striving to improve. Dominic will bring that."