Spurs face battle to keep another prized asset

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Dom Le Roy

According to talkSPORT we face a fight to hold onto a prized striker this summer – but not the one you might think.

Harry Kane is of course the star of the show at Spurs right now but it is wonderkid Reo Griffiths we are in danger of losing.

The 17-year-old forward was in inspired form which saw him net four goals and claim three assists as our Under-18s thrashed rivals Arsenal 9-0 in a league game, although the Gunners did leave out some starlets owing to their impending FA Youth Cup final.

However Griffiths is creating plenty of hype with his goal-scoring performances, which has seen him net 23 goals in 18 Under-18 Premier League games this campaign, having hit 11 in 17 last year.

His form has seen him attract interest and, with his contract seemingly set to run out unless a new deal can be confirmed, it appears German side RB Leipzig are frontrunners for his signature.

Ex-Spurs head of recruitment Paul Mitchell on charge of recruitment at the Bundesliga side is tailing the teen but is Griffths all about. Well talkSPORT takes a look…

Name: Reo Griffiths
Date of birth: June 27, 2000
Position: Forward
Club: Tottenham
International appearances: England Under-17 international

Some facts about our Reo:
1) The forward hit seven braces and two hat-trick across all competitions this season before scoring four against Arsenal’s Under-18s.
2) Although Griffiths has been in incredible form for Spurs, he’s only played one minute of international football at Under-17 level – at last May’s European Championship.
3) Griffiths spent time with Leyton Orient before being snapped up and joining the Tottenham Hotspur academy.
4) As well as being a hotshot striker, the 17-year-old can also play out wide if needed and has captained the Under-18s in some matches under manager Scott Parker.

We know all too well about hype surrounding a young player (Marcus Edwards) so the excitement around Reo could be premature. Do we think he’s too young to throw into the first team squad? Let us know your thoughts

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  1. Get him in 1st team squad now for last few games. Let him get used to it and even play so he gets used to it. Would be a better back up tha lloriente. We need to hit the ground running next season and for him to be prepared. It would keep both parties happy and could save the club a fortune.

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