Why Spurs must quickly tie down Reo Griffiths to a new contract amidst interest from Real Madrid and PSG
European giants Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have joined the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur‘s young striker Reo Griffiths, who is yet to get a pro-contract. The 18-year-old burst onto the scene when he scored 4 goals and supplied 3 assists in Spurs U18s’ 9-0 win against Arsenal U18s.
The highly-rated forward is on the radar of some of the big clubs in Europe. So the Premier League club has decided to offer him a pro-contract to ward off interests. Griffiths has all the attributes to become a very good striker in the future and make a name for himself in world football.
Here’s why Spurs should keep hold of the player before any other club takes him away:
Griffiths’ stats last season – analysis
The 18-year-old had a fantastic season for the U18s, where he scored four hat-tricks in all competitions. The good thing about is that two of those came in two home games against Arsenal. He ended the season with 32 goals in 27 appearances, and also played four games for the U23s.
Griffiths has incredible speed and an array of dangerous skills to trouble the defenders. Earlier, he used to play on the wing but is now being deployed to lead the attack. He is ruthless in front of goal, which reminds us of Harry Kane, who is a national treasure.
If Griffiths gets even closer to what Kane is, Tottenham are in for a gem of a player who can take the Premier League by storm. Mauricio Pochettino is a type of manager who loves giving opportunities to young players from the Academy, so the 18-year-old can expect chances to come his way if he keeps performing well at the junior level.
We have seen some very talented players coming out of Tottenham’s academy and shining on the big stage. If Griffiths continues to impress the way he’s been doing, time is not far for the 18-year-old to start banging in goals at senior level.
Hence, Spurs need to ensure they tie him down by offering a good pro-contract. They would not find the need to buy a striker in the future as Griffiths could turn into a world-beater.