Report: Chairman makes big claim about teenager targeted by Spurs

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Dom Le Roy

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to social media to claim that Spurs target Ricky-Jade Jones has a big future at the top.

The 17-year-old striker, who came through Peterborough’s academy, broke into the first team this season and has put in several impressive displays. He has already found the back of the net twice this season, scoring a goal each in the FA Cup and the EFL Trophy (transfermarkt).

The Daily Mail reported last month that Spurs, Manchester United, and Liverpool were all closely tracking the teenager.

The report asserted that Spurs had already tested the waters with a £2 million approach, but that the bid was rejected by Peterborough, who believe the striker could be worth a lot more.

When asked on Twitter how highly he rated Jones, MacAnthony insisted that he was confident the striker will go on to have a great career.

Here’s what the Peterborough chairman tweeted about the forward:

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Based on MacAnthony’s statement, it looks like Peterborough are in no hurry to sell him on to make a quick profit as they expect Jones’ value to increase the more he football he plays. However, with big things expected of Troy Parrott at Spurs, singing another young forward who is the same age might affect Parrott’s development.

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