Mauricio Pochettino snub of Reo Griffiths at Spurs now looks justified

Spurs Reo Griffiths looks to attack during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Meadow Park on March 10, 2018 in Borehamwood, England.

Tottenham Hotspur might be about to lose Reo Griffiths.

Reo Griffiths of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring a goal with his team mates early in the first half during the FA Youth Cup Sixth Round match between Newcastle United and Tottenham...

Mauricio Pochettino raised eyebrows among Tottenham Hotspur fans when he omitted Reo Griffiths from his USA tour squad last week.

The Argentine included a whole host of young Spurs players, but there was no room for the 18-year-old striker who scored 32 goals in 27 games for Tottenham's Under-18 side last season.

It seemed a bit of an odd decision but does it finally make sense?

According to French outlet Radio Scoop, Lyon are in advanced negotiations with the North Londoners over signing Griffiths, who has been unable to agree a new contract with the Lilywhites.

The Sun have also reported that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are hot on his heels and although it remains to be seen where he winds up, it's looking obvious that he isn't going to be among Pochettino's side for long and therefore leaving him behind was the logical decision.

Tottenham fans will hate to lose a player as talented as Griffiths, especially if he comes good at the home of a European superpower like Real for instance.

But it would've looked bad had Pochettino brought him to USA, and then the youngster left mid-way through for a medical elsewhere.

This was the smart move, even if some Spurs fans on Twitter didn't understand it at the time.

Reo Griffiths of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Youth League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and FC Porto on March 13, 2018 in Enfield, United Kingdom.

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