How about some more good news on a Wednesday? Tottenham Hotspur has agreed to new professional contracts for three young Spurs academy graduates, as announced on their website and on social media. The trio of midfielders Luke Amos, Oliver Skipp, and defender TJ Eyoma all put pen to paper and signed new deals that will keep them at the club for the foreseeable future.
This is great, great stuff. All three of these players heavily featured in Spurs’ (TITLE WINNING) run at this summer’s International Champions Cup, and all of them impressed. Amos in particular has pretty much played his way into an occasional Premier League bench, but Skipp is considered one of the best players in Spurs’ academy at the moment, and Eyoma is another promising utility defender who could develop into something special.
This doesn’t mean that all of them, or even any of them, are going to be featuring in Tottenham’s first team in a year, or two, or even five. Youth development doesn’t work like that. However, these contracts are indications of what the club and Mauricio Pochettino thinks of their ability and promise, and it’s further evidence of the level of talent that Spurs’ academy is producing right now. It’s an exciting time to be a Spurs fan.