As per Allnigeriasoccer.com, yet more contract news has come out of Tottenham Hotspur as talks reach an advanced stage with youngster Tobi Omole.
The Lowdown: Spurs tying up new deals?
Already this week, The Athletic broke news that Tottenham had entered talks over fresh terms for first team mainstay and long-serving goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, with his current deal set to expire in 2022 as things stand.
Manager Antonio Conte and transfer chief Fabio Paratici have been linked with finding his replacement with the latter man even bringing in Atalanta shot stopper Pierluigi Gollini on a season-long loan with the option to make his stay permanent.
As well as Lloris, Spurs are thought to be contemplating a new deal for midfield gem Oliver Skipp after his impressive performances this season (The Athletic).
Now, as per an African source, more contract news has come out of Hotspur Way as a development emerges involving highly-rated starlet Omole.
The Latest: Omole talks advance…
According to the outlet, Spurs have tabled a new contract offer for the 21-year-old as he enters the final six months of his current deal.
Negotiations over his renewal are said to be at an ‘advanced stage’ with the club keen to tie him down as Omole pushes for a first team breakthrough.
It is even said that Conte has been watching the centre-half at ‘close quarters’ as he contemplates handing him a first team senior debut before the end of 2021/2022.
The Verdict: Get it done…
Standing at an imposing 6 foot 2, the young defender is said to be highly thought of by Spurs coaches and is adept at playing in a variety of positions – including as a full-back, left-sided centre-back and even in front of the back four (Transfermarkt).
The former Arsenal academy man has been a fixture for the Lilywhites’ Under-23s this season, making 12 Premier League 2 appearances and even getting on the scoresheet twice (Transfermarkt).
Former boss Nuno Espirito Santo clearly saw something in Omole, having called him up to the senior squad on three separate occasions for matches against Rennes, NS Mura and Crystal Palace – highlighting how he has turned heads at Tottenham.
Tying him down is clearly the right move, especially given how left-footed centre-backs are currently a valuable commodity in the game.
In other news: Spurs in pole position to sign ‘perfect’ player for Conte after price tag drops by nearly half, find out more here.
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