Tottenham Hotspur youngster Jamie Donley is set to agree a new, long-term contract with the club, according to a report from Football.London,
There is no shortage of talented young attackers at Tottenham right now, with the likes of Troy Parrott and Dane Scarlett out on loan (at Preston and Portsmouth, respectively), and Will Lankshear and Jude Soonsup-Bell being brought in from Sheffield United and Chelsea, respectively.
However, it is Donley, a product of the Tottenham academy, who looks destined to sign on the dotted line and extend his stay in North London.
Donley has five goals and six assists this season for the Spurs youth team (Transfermarkt). Primarily a striker, Donley has had to prove his flexibility this year and cover in midfield, too.
Though he is yet to make the step up to the first team at this stage, expectations are high for the 18-year-old and he has trained with the senior squad on occasion. It seems Donley’s talents are now being rewarded.
The report from Football.London claims Donley will be given a new three-and-a-half-year deal, with the option of a further one-year extension built in.
Donley has represented both England and Northern Ireland at youth level (Transfermarkt), but it is the latter with whom he appears to have settled at the moment.
It remains to be seen what will happen with Donley next season, but Football.London state the commitment of this new contract will have the player “hoping to follow Harry Kane’s route from the academy.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Donley is a really bright prospect and the fact he is being given this new deal reflects the potential the club sees in him.
I think we’ve got a great young player here, and hopefully we can nurture him correctly and get the best out of him. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him go out on loan next season to a lower league club to continue his footballing education.