Tottenham Hotspur’s lack of activity in the transfer window thus far has given the supporters plenty of legitimate cause for concern for the new season with just ten days left to bring in new faces, but a recent report from Football.London suggests their next move in the market will see an exciting young player depart the club.
The player in question is, of course, Reo Griffiths, Tottenham’s teenage star of the 2017/18 campaign. According to the report, Griffiths has already left the club with a potential move to Lyon on the cards, despite the fact he extended his scholarship in North London back in June.
On the back of a season in which Griffiths notched 27 goals from 20 appearances for Tottenham’s U18 side, the news will arrive as a deep disappointment to Spurs supporters who had high hopes for the 18-year-old’s future at the club.
There was even a suggestion that Griffiths could slot into the senior squad next season and play the role of Harry Kane’s understudy, but the latest report has quashed that suggestion.
With Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen both seemingly below the level that is required to provide quality backup for Kane at the spearhead of Tottenham’s attack, Daniel Levy must react to Griffiths’ departure by finally sanctioning a move for Anthony Martial.
Martial’s future has come under intense scrutiny this summer after three seasons of underachievement at Old Trafford and, with Jose Mourinho’s comments over the weekend regarding the Frenchman’s failure to report back to pre-season after the birth of his second child in mind, it could not be a better moment for Spurs to make a bid for his services.
It’s become abundantly clear that Martial is the perfect Tottenham target this summer: he is versatile, possesses the quality to fill in for Harry Kane and has plenty of scope for improvement.
With a Transfermarkt valuation of £58.5 million, there’s no doubt that Daniel Levy would have to break the club record to bring Martial to the club but, with Griffiths’ departure in mind and just ten days remaining to bring in new talent, he would be wise to end the ongoing saga by financing a deal as soon as possible.
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