Smith faces tough decision
Tottenham youngster Adam Smith is unsure where his future lies after impressing on loan at Bournemouth.
By Chris Galea
Last Updated: 14/06/11 5:42pm
Tottenham youngster Adam Smith is unsure where his future lies after impressing during a season-long loan at Bournemouth last season.
The highly-rated full-back was virtually an ever-present for the Cherries as they qualified for the play-offs in their first season back in League One.
However, the 20-year-old is out of contract at White Hart Lane this summer and, despite being offered a new deal by Spurs, he craves regular first-team football having enjoyed his time on the South Coast.
"Spurs have offered me a new contract, but I'm not sure whether I want to stay there or not because I want to be playing regular first-team football and reserve football isn't going to cut it really," Smith told skysports.com.
"Going out on loan again is an option for me, but I've had offers from other teams about making a permanent switch, so I've got a big decision to make between now and the start of pre-season.
"I could stay at Tottenham and go out on loan again or sign somewhere else and compete for a first-team place there, so that is the decision that I've got to make and it is a difficult one.
"If I stay at Tottenham it is going to be difficult to break into the first team there because of all the full-backs that they've got ahead of me in the pecking order, but it is a tough decision as I've been at the club for so long."