According to a report in The Mirror, Former Tottenham academy striker Reo Griffiths is set to return to England this summer after impressing for Lyon’s second team.
Griffiths was very highly thought of at Spurs and was the next academy talent who was expected to make eventually make the step up to the first-team following the rise of Harry Kane and Harry Winks (The Sun).
It was potentially thought of as a huge loss for the club and so it has proved to be with the 20-year-old continuing to impress and bang in the goals for Lyon’s second team.
The Mirror claim that the French club now want the striker to prove that he can score goals at the highest level and are willing to loan him back to England.
Sheffield United, Charlton and Preston are all said to be interested in taking the Spurs academy product on loan.
It is alleged that Lyon would demand that Griffiths gets a certain amount of guaranteed game-time no matter who they loan him to.
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If Griffiths does show that he can score goals in English football, it would only make the mistake of letting him leave two years ago, seem even bigger. A lot of young English players now seem to be willing to take their chances with a move to Europe during their teens as they believe that would give them a better shot of getting first-team football. If we are not careful and do not give young players a clear pathway to the first-team, we run the risk of many players following in Griffith’s footsteps.
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