Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy must ensure that midfielder Nonso Madueke does not leave to join one the clubs’ Premier League rivals in the summer after he reportedly rejected a new contract offer.
United are said to have offered the skilful midfielder the chance to join their Under-16s squad in the MIS Tournament in Spain after keeping close tabs on him for the last 18 months.
However Levy must do everything in his power to wrap up an agreement with Madueke in order to prevent him from falling into the clutches of a rival club.
The 16-year-old has a big future ahead of him and it would be a joke if he was to go to Old Trafford – or even worse, Stamford Bridge – and break into their first-team in several years’ time.
Spurs have a great academy and have introduced a number of youngsters into the senior squad over the past few years including Harry Kane, Kyle Walker-Peters and Harry Winks.
Madueke could be one to follow that trio in the future if he agrees to sign a new deal at the club.
Levy is a tough negotiator and that has paved the way for a lot of success at Spurs in the last few seasons, but his tight-fisted approach could have serious implications in the future.