Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths could join RB Leipzig on loan with the German side eyeing more players from Spurs’ academy, according to the Mirror.
Earlier this week, we relayed reports claiming Leipzig are interested in signing Tottenham youngster Reo Griffiths permanently.
The 17-year-old has scored 20 goals for Tottenham’s Under-18 side this season and is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the country.
Despite the fact he hasn’t featured for the first team yet, Griffiths has already warmed himself to some Spurs fans by scoring a hat-trick against Arsenal in the Premier League Youth Cup semi-final last weekend.
He is yet to sign a professional contract with Tottenham, which has apparently put a number of European clubs on alert.
ESPN claims Bundesliga side RB Leipzig are chief among those suitors. Leipzig seem keen to lure young British players to Germany, with Ademola Lookman joining them on loan from Everton last month.
Former Spurs head of recruitment Paul Mitchell is now working at Leipzig, which could be the reason behind their interest – he will have seen Griffiths play plenty of times during his time in north London.
The Mirror claims a loan deal is more likely than a permanent move. What’s more, Mitchell is apparently keen to link up with Tottenham more often with a view to giving a number of Spurs youngsters first-team opportunities in the Bundesliga.
Mauricio Pochettino is usually keen for young players he plans to use in the future to stay at the club and develop around the first-team.
But giving certain academy players first-team football away from the sometimes overbearing spotlight of the Premier League could be too good an opportunity to turn down.