By Richard Parks
Tottenham striker Reo Griffiths has revealed on Twitter that he is “off to Germany” – and Spurs fans have expressed their despair in response.
The forward, 17, is out of contract in the summer and set tongues wagging among Spurs fans on Tuesday morning after posting the message on his personal Twitter account accompanied by a Germany flag and ‘okay’ sign.
Off to Germany ????????????
— Reo griffiths (@reo_revaldo) May 9, 2018
It comes after widespread reports, including by ESPN FC, that Griffiths is being tracked by a number of top clubs across Europe, most notably RB Leipzig, whose head of recruitment, Paul Mitchell, formerly held that role at Tottenham.
Griffiths has been in red hot form this season, scoring a remarkable 34 goals for Spurs’ youth sides, including four in the Under-18s’ recent 9-0 demolition of Arsenal.
The teenager could be teasing, or may be off for a holiday or youth tournament, but his future is a subject that Tottenham top brass need to address.
Griffiths’ three-word Twitter revelation has certainly led to furrowed brows among the Spurs faithful, given his contract situation and the reported interest of clubs across Europe, most notably in the Bundesliga.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Stay at Spurs Reo
— Matt¹⁰ (@CIassyKane) May 9, 2018
Think he’s off to sign for that German team he’s linked with ????
— ً (@DeIeRustle) May 9, 2018
You sure he ain’t just on his holidays
— Ginger (@Biscuit2Ginger) May 9, 2018
Stay at spurs and I will sing you a lullaby every night bro that’s all I got to offer I have no money
— Calle (@EricssonSZN) May 9, 2018
— Matt French (@MattyFrench82) May 9, 2018
Give it time mate you will succeed at spurs for sure
— Mr.Harry (@TGheiti) May 9, 2018
On holiday I hope. Your Spurs and you know you are!
— CarlTHFC (@CarlAvo10) May 9, 2018
stay with tottenham. such a bright future here. only go on loan if you have to …
— Harry Levy® (@HazzyLevy) May 9, 2018
Sign da ting Bruv ????????
— Skizzius Maximus (@JaniahK_THFC) May 9, 2018
DONT DO IT REO PLEASE STAY WITH US AND SIGN THE CONTRACT
— ????Zach???????? (@20Role) May 9, 2018