Their defeat against Portuguese giants Sporting this week came after they conceded two late goals following an underwhelming performance that looked certain to finish with the points being shared.
One of the most impressive players in the game was Edwards, who used to play for the Lilywhites before leaving the club on a permanent deal in 2019 to Vitoria Guimaraes, who he left to join Sporting in January.
Losing him on a free now looks like a huge blunder from Spurs, and Jacobs believes they will regret the day they lost Edwards after his great performance in Europe.
Jacobs told The Done Deal Show: “Tottenham’s just really interesting, isn’t it, because they had that poor loss away at Sporting by two goals to nil – we mentioned the Edwards goal that could have been, and let’s not forget that he was a member of the Spurs academy as well.
“I think they’ll be ruing letting him go, to be perfectly honest with you.”
TIF Thoughts on Jacobs’ comments…
Spurs have a plethora of attacking talent in the side, but losing out on a player like Edwards who has just showcased his skills in the best competition in European football does now look like a huge mistake from the club.
The 23-year-old has bagged three goals and three assists in the side’s opening eight games, including a goal and assist in their first Champions League game against Eintracht Frankfurt, which they won 3-0.
While they do have the likes of Harry Kane, Richarlison, Dejan Kulusevski and Son Heung-min in attack, Edwards would currently rank second among them for goals in all competitions, only beaten by Kane.
With the likes of Kane and Son of a similar age, not having a promising 23-year-old to look forward to is a huge blow. They still have Kulusevski and Richarlison, but if Edwards continues to improve, he could end up better than both and leave Spurs regretting the day he slipped through their fingers.
Will Spurs regret losing Edwards?