Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has given his opinion on the future of Ricky-Jade Jones.
The striker has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool (Daily Mail).
The report claimed that Spurs have already attempted to bring the highly rated prospect to North London after having a £2million bid rebuffed by the League One club.
Jones only turned 17 last month and has already found the back of the net twice for the Posh first team on his full debut against Cambridge and first FA Cup appearance against Stevenage (transfermarkt).
MacAnthony was asked on Twitter by a supporter whether the forward will remain at the Weston Homes Stadium for the long term and insisted that he is destined for the top, but feels there is no rush for him to make the step up.
Can be as good as anything we have ever produced & most pace on any striker in the EFL. Very confident this kid will play at the top but plenty of games for us in meantime. No rush. Just turned 17. https://t.co/Dmto0ful2e
— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) December 20, 2019
Spurs have a track record of signing young talent from the lower leagues with Dele Alli being a prime example of giving a player the opportunity to prove he can make the grade.
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