Opinion: I can’t believe Tottenham have handed this player a new contract

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have a number of promising young players coming through the academy, with Troy Parrott and Japhet Tanganga being my personal favourites.

However, amongst the likes of Skipp, Parrott, Tanganga, Marsh, Roles, White, and more, I do not understand how Anthony Georgiou has been given a new contract.

The Cypriot featured heavily in the pre-season tour this year, filling in at left-back for the games against Juventus and Man United.

However, it did feel as if this was more out of necessity than anything, as Danny Rose had been left at home and Ben Davies was out injured.

Georgiou didn’t look too sharp in defence or attack if you ask me, and Rose stepped straight back in once he was recalled in Germany.

Normally a left-winger, Georgiou has been at Tottenham since 2013, signing his first professional contract in 2017.

However, the midfielder is now 22-years of age and has still only made one appearance for the first team, back in the 2017/18 season (Wikipedia).

Georgiou went out on loan to Levante B last season and only managed 11 appearances and one goal. He has now been sent out on loan for 6-months again, this time to Ipswich Town.

Spurs have also extended his contract until 2021, but I cannot understand why. It doesn’t look as if the player has any hope of breaking into the first-team, or much of a sell-on value.

Does anyone else see anything in this guy?

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I thought he had a decent pre-season, good pace, quite tricky on the ball and seemed to have decent positional awareness, especially considering FB is not his usual position. A loan seems like a good option for the kid, see if he can prove his worth in the Championship.

  2. Thought he looked really promising a couple of pre seasons ago. Its still very early to hate on a young player of ours who we’ve seen so little of. Danny Rose also started out as a winger and didn’t click for him at left back until AVBs first season, when Danny went out on loan with Martin ONiell and played regularly. He came back a different player, even though fans got on his case during the Sherwood era, which in my opinion was much more about how he and Walker were played. Sometimes with young players its just about getting that really good loan spell somewhere with a good coach and regular gametime. You can’t expect a young player to play at youth level and be able to drop straight in with Seniors, plus at left back he now has Rose, Davies and Sessegnon ahead of him. It could be a move to increase his value and come back with some resale value aswell.

  3. He has been given a new contract so he has some sort of sell on value. That’s it. Already there is a loan fee from Ipswich and then a fee when he leaves at the end of the season.

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