Reo Griffiths saga takes another turn

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Dom Le Roy

The Reo Griffiths saga looks like it has taken another turn after it appeared that the striker has deleted all of his Tottenham Hotspur related photographs from his Instagram profile.

Griffiths scored an impressive 32 goals in 27 games for Tottenham’s U18 side last season and has been tipped for a bright future, but eyebrows were raised when he was left out of the tour of the USA.

Typically, there’s no smoke without fire and decided to cancel his third-year scholarship at the club with Lyon, PSG and Real Madrid all said to be keen on signing the 18-year-old.

He took to social media earlier today to post an Instagram story which read “It’s disgusting how people can lie like this”.  Obviously, we are reading between the lines that this could be linked with his current footballing situation, but it appears that his time as a Spurs player is up.

SunSport reported that both parties signed a document cancelling the player’s scholarship and Spurs will receive six years’ training compensation under FIFA rules when Griffiths joins another club.

Griffiths follows Keanan Bennetts in leaving Spurs, after the left-sided player joined German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach in May.

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  1. I don’t know what is said to youngsters nowadays but it seems most of them think they’re entitled to walk into the first team squad because they’ve had a decent time in the lesser competitions. The ultimate example of how it should be done is Kane. You never heard him moaning and demanding a first team place. He waited and got in there on merit. Football is littered with youngsters who thought they were ready when they weren’t. I trust the club/manager on this 100%. I’d be interested if anyone could name me a youngster we’ve let go who was supposed to be the next big thing who’s actually made it? Poch and his team have a canny knack for knowing when to bring youngsters in so if they don’t think someone is ready, that’s good enough for me.

    • You’re absolutely right about young players who’ve been ruined by ‘too much too soon’ (including Edwards, whose career was blighted at the age of 16 by Pochettino’s stupid ‘Messi’ comment), but who are these players ‘cannily’ brought in by Pochettino? A lot of young players have played the odd game, and some have looked good (KWP for instance), but the one given the most time (Onomah) has clearly not been up to it, and only Winks from the academy has been a regular first teamer in Pochettino’s four years in charge – why he still gets credited with bringing on youngsters is beyond me, because it just isn’t true!

  2. I can remember so many decent young players leaving, players like Blondel, Rohan Ricketts, Coulibaly who had all been tipped as the next big thing but never made it. I remember Ravel Morrison on loan at West ham from Man Utd in 2013 and he tore us apart as they beat us 3-0 at the Lane, the kids was immense, yets 5yrs later and he’s now 25, so still not in his prime and he’s on loan to Atlas in the Mexican league, no offense to the Mexican league but I’d say that lads wasted his talent y having a poor attitude.
    Whatever has happened with Reo, he slid still on 18 and if he gets away from his demons and concentrates on his game he’ll be ok. Shame he’s gone as he has talent, possibly his attitude like Marcus Edwards or even Nabil Bentaleb (when at Spurs) that has held him back under Poch.

  3. I think Patevin is almost right about his comments on Spurs youngsters,but there are cases where I do not agree with him and Reo Griffiths is one of them. He is an exceptional talent and would have been a great back up to Harry Kane.

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