Tottenham Hotspur could lose one of their prized assets in the near future.
If the north Londoners aren’t careful, then they could have another Marcus Edwards situation on their hands.
The former Hotspur Way graduate left the club for a nominal fee back in September 2019 in a deal that has already stung the side as the English dynamo scored against Spurs in a recent Champions League clash between the two sides this season.
Edwards joined Portuguese giants Sporting CP from Vitoria just 18 months after leaving N17 and is worth around £52m, thanks to his release clause, according to Report (via The Sun).
Brighton are a great club for emerging young talent, so if they were to sign Nile, he’d undoubtedly become a future star, just like Edwards over in Portugal.
The London-born teenager is said to be skilful on the ball and have bundles of energy, so he could well be the attacking midfielder that Spurs have been longing for, for quite some time.
If Spurs were able to keep hold of him, then manager Antonio Conte could save chairman Daniel Levy millions in the transfer market, given the need for more attacking midfield options.
The club have been starved of talent in this role ever since the departure of Christian Eriksen in early 2020. The likes of Tanguy Ndombele, Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli have all departed the club already and neither of the Italian’s current options appear to be up to scratch for a no.10-like presence.
Therefore, Levy and co must do all they can to keep hold of John heading into 2023 and beyond.