‘Done and Sealed’: Tottenham Hotspur Fend Off Manchester United and Others to Sign ‘Wonderkid’ Midfielder Down to Long-Term Contract Extension

Callum Olusesi, pictured playing for England U16s, is signing a contract extension at Tottenham despite interest from Manchester United

According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham Hotspur have secured a contract extension for youth midfielder Callum Olusesi. The youngster will stay put with the North London club after agreeing to a new, long-term deal that will last until June of 2026. Although he has a long way to go until he will be ready to join the first team, the Englishman’s considerable talent means Spurs will be happy that they were able to convince him to remain a Lilywhite for the next few years.

Tottenham Hotspur Fend Off Manchester United Interest to Sign Callum Olusesi Down to Contract Extension

Multiple Trophies Highlight Great Season

Despite being just 16 years old, Olusesi has made the rounds in Tottenham’s academy teams: featuring in the U17, U18, and U19 squads. He spent the bulk of his season as a part of the U18 team: starting in 14 games and scoring three times.

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However, the culmination of his season takes the form of a youth tournament double. Olusesi was a part of the U17 and U18 winning squads as each of them won their respective Premier League Cups. In a dark season for Tottenham and its fans, Olusesi has provided multiple bright spots.

Missed Opportunities

After winning multiple trophies in one season, as well as being compared to his coach Yaya Toure, it makes sense that other teams around the Premier League would take notice. Before signing his extension, the teenager had links to clubs like Manchester United, Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, and Leeds United.

If he continues to grow and mature his abilities, the whole Premier League will be eyeing the “wonderkid” the next time the chance presents itself.

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Great Expectations

Olusesi is well on his way to joining the cream of the crop when it comes to Tottenham’s prospects. With other midfielders like Oliver Skipp and Romaine Mundle having broken into the first team after being in the academy, there are models in the system that he can emulate and learn from.

If Olusesi develops into the player he is hyped up to become, there is a good chance that he could be making appearances in the top-flight division by the time he needs a new contract.