January 19, (THEWILL) – Former Tottenham player, Anton Walkes, has passed away at the age of 25 following a boat crash in Miami, on Wednesday afternoon.
Walkes was reportedly in Florida for a pre-season training camp with his current club, US side, Charlotte FC, who confirmed his death in a tweet. They described him as an “outstanding human being” and said they were “devastated” by the news.
Walkes was born in Lewisham, London, and was a graduate of Tottenham’s Academy. He played for the club at the under-21 and under-23 levels but made only one senior appearance in the League Cup. He also played for Portsmouth and Atlanta United.
Tottenham, Charlotte FC, the MLS, and Atlanta United have all expressed their condolences and sympathy for Walkes’ friends and family. David Tepper, the owner of Charlotte FC, praised Walkes as “a tremendous son, father, partner and teammate whose joyous approach to life touched everyone he met.”