Spurs fans seem to be regretting letting former academy prospect Marcus Edwards leave after a video emerged of his recent goal for Portuguese side Vitoria SC.
The 21-year-old joined the Portuguese outfit in the summer after a string of disappointing loan spells which looked to tarnish any chances of him making it at the North London club. However, Edwards’ strong form so far this season and his impressive goal, which was posted by Daily Hotspur, has left some fans wondering whether they made a mistake in selling him.
Mauricio Pochettino opted to let the youngster leave, despite having compared him to a young Lionel Messi back in 2016. He was extremely highly rated within the Spurs academy, but made just one appearance for the senior side during his time with the club, so it was no surprise to see the Argentinian manager move him on during the summer.
Did Spurs let Marcus Edwards go too early?
Reaction from Spurs fans to Edwards’ goal for Vitoria can be seen in the tweets below.
Definitely poch’s biggest mistake!
— Wayne Speed (@Wacka78) December 16, 2019
Yes. Clearly. I’ve no idea what we were doing with young players toward the end of Poch’s reign.
— ap (@otheranthony) December 15, 2019
Activate that buy back clause
— James (@winnyspurs) December 15, 2019
Yes. If a player has that much talent, you need to be patient with them.
— James Wray (@JamesWray1987) December 15, 2019
Yes, yes we did. We shoulda gave him a chance after his successful loan spell in Holland
— george b. (@honest_spurs) December 15, 2019
Yes but it’s frustrating how it worked out. We gave him a great opportunity at Norwich to show what he could do and they terminated the loan because he couldn’t even be bothered to show up to training on time.
— SB (@browniespurs) December 15, 2019
He’s on fire this past month hope he keeps it up and shine even more
— BidoShalaby (@BidoShalaby92) December 15, 2019
These Spurs fans clearly feel the club made a mistake in letting Edwards go when he was just 20-years-old and will be hoping that Daniel Levy included a buy-back clause.
What do we think?
Edwards already caught the attention of Spurs fans when he scored against Arsenal earlier this year and looks to have developed into a decent player in the Portuguese league. If he continues to improve, then it would not be a surprise to see the 21-year-old back in England in the near future.