Barnet’s Dilan Markanday has said he is “excited” to be joining Blackburn from Tottenham and “can’t wait to get started”.

The 20-year-old, who is from the borough, has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal with the option of an additional 12 months.

Markanday joined Spurs at the age of 11 and rose through the academy to become a regular in their under-23s side, scoring 12 goals in 14 Premier League 2 fixtures this season, including a hat-trick against Leeds and a brace against Manchester City.

He made his first-team debut in Spurs’ Europa Conference League match away to Vitesse in October.

Markanday becomes Blackburn’s third signing of the January transfer window following the arrivals of right-backs James Brown and Deyovaisio Zeefuik.

Markanday said on twitter: “I’m very excited to be joining @rovers, a great club with so much history that I’m delighted to now be a part of. Can’t wait to get started.”

Rovers are currently third in the Sky Bet Championship, two points adrift of leaders Fulham who have a game in hand.