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Opinion: Spurs may have had some bad transfer news this week, it could come back to haunt them
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Opinion: Spurs may have had some bad transfer news this week, it could come back to haunt them

Tottenham Hotspur look set to lose two academy talents, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that Sam Amo-Ameyaw and Jayden Meghoma are about to join Southampton

If the deals go through, this could signify a bad moment for Spurs and one they may look back on in years to come. 

Both players featured for Tottenham’s Under-18’s last season and look to have a big future ahead of them. 

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16-year-old Amo-Ameyaw has won nine caps for England’s Under-16s side and the winger has played in the U18 Premier League, as well as the FA Youth Cup.

Meghoma is also just 16 years of age and plays at left-back. Similar to Amo-Ameyaw, he has played for his national team’s Under-16s side. 

It’s concerning for Tottenham that talented youngsters such as these two players are leaving to join another Premier League academy set-up. 

It may be that academy players at the club no longer see a direct path into the first-team, which signifies a shift in comparison to the past. 

Academy duo could come back to haunt Spurs 

The news that the academy duo are set to join Southampton could come back to haunt Spurs in a similar way that now PSV winger Noni Madueke has. 

Madueke was part of the Spurs academy set-up between 2014 and 2018 but he joined the Dutch outfit when he was just 16-years-old. 

The winger is now an England U21 International and has shown brilliant promise in Holland. 

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So much so that Spurs have even been reported to be interested in bringing Madueke back to North London

There has been a noticeable decline in the amount of academy players that have gone on to break into the first-team at Tottenham in recent years. And maybe this is why players such as Amo-Ameyaw and Meghoma see a better future for themselves elsewhere. 

But if the pair go on to achieve their potential in a similar fashion to Madueke, it could be another two players that got away from Spurs. 

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