Tottenham Transfer News: Tottenham’s director of football Fabio Paratici had his football suspension extended worldwide on Wednesday morning, thus the club’s excellent news that they struck a pre-contractual agreement with a young talent from Manchester City is likely to be overlooked.
According to Football.london, Spurs have agreed to sign Herbie James, a 16-year-old who was also being considered by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Everton, to a three-year deal.
James may not be the household name that all fans are hoping to hear, but he has bright potential. The news organization calls it a “great piece of business” on Tottenham’s part to get such a “highly respected” talent.
Tottenham Transfer News: Herbie James is an excellent signingf
Adding a youngster at such a young age can only be regarded as beneficial, as it gives Tottenham plenty of time to mould him into the kind of player they’ll be hoping to graduate from their Academy and into the first team.
They have only spent money on the development, which is nothing compared to what it would need to buy a striker who is ready for the Premier League today.
Manager Antonio Conte’s departure from the club has been attributed, at least in part, to the team’s willingness to invest in younger players with long-term worth rather than in established stars.
This makes sense, as the Italian presumably want a winning squad to coach rather than the work in progress that often materialized.