Tottenham Hotspur should tie down Griffiths sooner rather than later

Tottenham Hotspur are planning to open talks with Reo Griffiths regarding a first professional contract for the forward, according to ESPN.

What’s the word?

The 17-year-old is a bright prospect for the North London outfit and he has been impressing in front of goal this season.

Griffiths has found the back of the net 34 times, and 27 of those came in the Under-18s Premier League.

The remarkable form has seemingly prompted the club to discuss contract terms, with ESPN reporting that the North London outfit want to secure his future due to other clubs sniffing around.

The publication claims that numerous clubs around Europe, including Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, are keeping a close eye on the teenager.

Is he one for the future?

Griffiths is certainly showing that he could burst into the senior side sooner than he may have perhaps envisaged.

The forward’s goalscoring exploits will cause many clubs to take notice, so it is imperative that Tottenham tie him down now.

Given that he is yet to sign a professional contract with Spurs, it makes it that much easier for the footballer to look elsewhere.

Mauricio Pochettino is the right manager to help Griffiths ease into the demands of the Premier League.

Plus, the future of Fernando Llorente seems uncertain, so if the youngster continues to impress, he may get a chance next season, particularly in the cup games.