English Premiership

Lyon pluck English youngster Griffiths from Spurs

2018-08-02 08:17
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Cape Town - England youth international Reo Griffiths joined French club Lyon from Tottenham on a four-year deal Wednesday.

The 18-year-old forward scored 27 goals in 20 matches for Spurs in the under-18 Premier League last season and also featured in the UEFA Youth League.

"I think this club's a very big club. I'm very happy to be here," Griffiths told Lyon's in-house TV channel.

"I know a lot about the club, the players coming through, (Karim) Benzema and (Alexandre) Lacazette."

Griffiths was part of the England squad that lost last year's European Under-17 Championship final to Spain on penalties.

Jadon Sancho, voted the best player at that tournament, moved to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City last summer for around eight million euros.

Keanen Bennetts, 19, also left Spurs for Borussia Moenchengladbach at the end of last season, as a growing number of English youngsters have started to look abroad in a search for first-team football.


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