Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a major blow in their pursuit of PSV Eindhoven winger Noni Madueke, following news that the 19-year-old has signed a new four year deal at the Philips Stadium.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye talent as 2021/22 gets well underway
Starting off 2021/22 strongly, Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo will be keen to sell talented players a vision that will entice them to come to North London with a view to winning trophies during their time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Working intelligently from a recruitment perspective, the Portuguese coach has managed to acquire three additions in the form of Pierluigi Gollini, Bryan Gil and Cristian Romero [Transfermarkt], as well as keeping hold of talisman Harry Kane.
Despite this, one man who looks unlikely to move to Tottenham this summer following developments on Wednesday is former starlet Madueke.
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The Latest: Tottenham face huge Madueke blow
Putting an end to speculation surrounding his future, youngster Madueke has signed a deal that will keep him at PSV until the summer of 2025, via the Dutch outfit’s official website.
Interest is said to have been rife in the Englishman this window, with Manchester United, Leicester City, Bayern Munich and Juventus believed to have been circling for his signature, while Tottenham have been constantly linked with a move to bring their former academy product back to north London.
Now, the door looks to have closed on a potential swoop for the time being.
The Verdict: Losing out on Madueke is bitterly disappointing for THFC hierarchy
Possessing an offensive threat that has seen him become one of the most talented young players in the Eredivisie, the Spurs hierarchy will be bitterly disappointed that he has chosen to carry on his development there.
The 19 year-old winger has started the new term in lightning fashion, registering seven goal contributions in nine fixtures so far; six goals and a solitary assist [Transfermarkt].
Furthermore, the 5 foot 9 ace has been a thorn in the side of opposition defences, managing to record a remarkable average of 3.5 shots per game in the Eredivisie so far [WhoScored].
Once likened to Phil Foden by former England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd, Spurs could have done a lot worse than to shell out big money to acquire the prodigious winger this window [Daily Mail].
In other news, a Premier League side are interested in a Spurs midfielder. Find out who here.
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