Of all the top young talent emerging at Tottenham Hotspur arguably one stands out above the rest. Young forward Reo Griffiths has emerged as an outstanding youth talent in recent months and fans at the club hope he has a long and fruitful future in North London. Never more so was this made more apparent than his stunning performance against Arsenal’s under-18s last month, scoring four and assisting three in a 9-0 romp.
But there is a growing fear at Spurs that Griffiths could leave. He has yet to commit to a new contract at the club, despite ESPN reporting one has been offered to the teenager.
Then there are the links with a move elsewhere.
It was reported earlier this year that RB Leipzig in Germany are keen on the player. That has again been reported by The Mirror in the aftermath of the 9-0 demolition.
With former Tottenham recruitment chief Paul Mitchell now at the Bundesliga club, the fears over his potential switch to Germany are seemingly substantiated.
So when he posted this tweet earlier in the week, there was obviously some reaction:
Off to Germany ???
— Reo griffiths (@reo_revaldo) May 9, 2018
Tottenham fans must not, however, be alarmed. Griffiths was not referring to upping sticks and settling in Leipzig this week. Instead, he was referring to his participation in the Volksbank Cup. Griffiths is part of the Tottenham squad heading to Germany to compete in the under-19 competition against teams such as Rangers, Lokomotiv Moscow and Fulham. He, along with the likes of Shilow Tracey, Kazaiah Sterling and Oliver Skipp, are heading to Germany where they get underway later today against SV Rodinghausen.
So Tottenham fans can relax, but their reaction to the tweet certainly highlights just how highly the fans rate their young attacker.
Tottenham must ensure they keep hold of a player who many think could be a long-term accompaniment to Harry Kane in the Tottenham striking department.
So for now, relax, Griffiths is not on the cusp of a Leipzig move. But Spurs must ensure it stays that way once he returns from duty in Germany.