Tottenham Hotspur’s former youth player, Marcus Edwards, ‘would give serious consideration’ to a move back to Spurs from Sporting CP, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.
Edwards came through the youth system at Hotspur Way, but made just one 15-minute EFL Cup appearance for the club, before being released in 2019 and joining Vitoria, later going on to sign for Sporting.
According to the Telegraph, the Englishman has a £52m release clause in his contract with the Portuguese club, however Tottenham would be able to sign him for half this amount, as they had the foresight to include a 50% sell-on clause when they originally parted with him.
Speaking about a potential return to Spurs in an interview with GIVEMESPORT, O’Rourke said:
“Marcus Edwards would give serious consideration to a move back to Tottenham.
“Obviously, he did very well against them in the Champions League this season, and I think the whole point of him leaving England in the first place to go to Sporting Lisbon was to get first-team football and to prove himself with the ultimate goal of probably coming back to England.”
TIF thoughts on Edwards returning to Tottenham…
While he is still in the early days of his Sporting career, the playmaker is already indicating that he would be a very good signing for Antonio Conte, especially for the price of just £26m.
Hailed as ‘unbelievable’ by Joe Prince-Wright, who also praised his ‘incredible’ dribbling ability, the 24-year-old has amassed nine goals and nine assists in 26 games so far this season, including a total of four G/A in the Champions League.
Crucially, Edwards has also displayed his versatility, featuring across the entire front three and in attacking midfield at various points this season, meaning he would be able to provide competition for the likes of Dejan Kulusevski, Richarlison and Son Heung-min.