Revealed: Young Tottenham goal machine set to leave within weeks
By Harry Talbot
Tottenham rising star Jack Roles is set to leave the club within weeks after failing to secure a new contract, Football Insider understands.
The attacking midfielder, 20, has been a consistently impressive member of the Spurs Under-23s side and scored a hat-trick on Monday night to secure the club’s survival in the Premier League 2 division.
Roles is out of contract in June, when his two-year deal signed in 2017 expires, and is heading out of the exit door.
A Tottenham source told Football Insider that the goalscoring attacking midfielder has not agreed a contract extension and is not expected to do so.
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This will be regarded as a surprise by many regular observers of the club’s youth teams, who have been impressed by Roles’ development since graduating from the academy ranks.
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He has scored 11 goals and supplied six assists from 28 age-group matches this season, including 18 Premier League 2 games.
Role was previously even more prolific at Under-18s level but it appears the versatile attacker, who can play in any of the three attacking midfield slots behind the main striker, has not done enough to convince the club’s coaches to get a new deal.