Tottenham Hotspur have the difficult task of keeping all their star players at the club over the course of the summer with the likes of Kyle Walker, Eric Dier and Dele Alli being eyed up by clubs both at home and abroad.

Mauricio Pochettino will obviously be loathed to lose any key members of the squad that finished second in the Premier League this season but should the worst happen he can at least rely on the continuing conveyor belt of talent at the club.

First professional contract⚽️????

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The latest name to come off of the North London production line is that of Jack Roles, with the news that the 18-year-old has signed his first professional contract for the club.

The teenager will now look to follow in the footsteps of others before him who started life in the Tottenham academy.

The likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Josh Onomah are perfect proof of players who have made the step up from youth to first-team squad and there is arguably no better club or manager to work under right now in which to make that huge transition.

It is with that in mind that Roles has put pen to paper as he looks to join that esteemed list of names at this club who have made the seamless transition to playing in the Premier League.

Roles would have certainly impressed at youth level last season as he scored 16 goals last season from his attacking midfield position, the aim now for the youngster is to replicate that form at Under 21 level.

There is doubting the talent that this youngster has and should he maintain those level of performances in the higher age group next season then a first team squad berth cannot be all that far away


  1. “Mauricio Pochettino will obviously be loathed to lose any key members of the squad”. By whom? I assume you mean ‘loth’ (or ‘loath’ in the modern idiom) meaning ‘unwilling’ or ‘reluctant’. Learn the proper words before expressing your opinion. I don’t think many of the development squad are yet up to PL standard, at least not if we’re to sustain a title bid.


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