Chicago Fire sign Grant Ward on loan from Tottenham Hotspur

A general view of the Tottenham Hotspur crest ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on October 6, 2013
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MLS outfit Chicago Fire sign Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward on loan.

MLS outfit Chicago Fire have signed Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Grant Ward on loan.

The 19-year-old, who joined the Spurs Academy in July 2011, underwent surgery on March 11 to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal and is expected to remain in England to rehabilitate his foot before joining the American team.

"Grant is a young, technically-gifted player," said Fire head coach and director of soccer Frank Yallop.

"I watched him play in England, and throughout our preseason training camp, Grant consistently proved that he has what it takes to do well in MLS.

"We look forward to him joining our squad once he has recovered from his injury."

Grant made 17 appearances for the North London outfit's U18 side in 2012-13, including three games in the FA Youth Cup.

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