Spurs boost as striker set for new deal

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Dom Le Roy

Spurs look to have been handed a boost with prized talent Reo Griffiths is set to stay at the club this summer according to the London Evening Standard.

Griffiths, who turns 18 in a few weeks, has been heavily linked with a move to Germany’s Bundesliga after scoring over 30 goals for the club’s Under-18’s last season.

The article says that the teenage striker is concerned about his pathway into Spurs’ first-team, with Harry Kane ahead of him, however he is now expected to agree a professional contract with the club, who want to see how he performs in the U23s before promising him an opportunity in the senior side.

However according to the article another Spurs starlet, Marcus Edwards, future is less clear. Considered one of the most talented players of his age in the country and once compared to Lionel Messi by manager Mauricio Pochettino back in September 2016.

The 19-year-old has only senior appearance for the club and a loan spell at Norwich was a disaster beijg cut short in mid-April for personal reasons after he played just six minutes for the Canaries.

The Canaries boss Daniel Farke said Edwards needed to work on his game off the ball, while his behaviour was questioned by Pochettino in his book, released last year.

It adds that Edwards feels he has learned from the difficult experience at Carrow Road and is looking forward to a fresh start next season however doubts remain at the club that he will make it under Pochettino, and a decision on his future is set to be taken this summer.

The article also adds that Spurs have high hopes for Oliver Skipp, a 17-year-old central midfield player, although it is felt he tired in the final months of last season and he will not be considered for a first-team spot next season.

Another young star Anton Walkes is set to join Portsmouth on a permanent deal after impressing on loan at the League One club in the second half of last season.

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