Alasdair Gold has said that Tottenham Hotspur could sign Marcus Edwards at a substantial discount thanks to the sell-on clause the North London club have in the winger’s contract. 

Even though Edwards made only one senior appearance for Spurs, the youngster’s talent was never in question when he was coming through the ranks of the North London club’s academy, with former boss Mauricio Pochettino even likening the winger to Lionel Messi back in 2016 (Sky Sports). 

Marcus Edwards

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Since his move from Vitoria Guimaraes to Sporting Lisbon nearly a year ago, the 23-year-old has started to live up to the promise he showed as a youngster with Spurs.

Edwards has scored seven goals and provided six assists across all competitions in the first part of the 2022-23 campaign (Transfermarkt), which included a brilliant solo striker in Sporting’s 1-1 draw at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month.

Portuguese publication Record reported a couple of weeks ago that Spurs want to bring the Sporting star back to the club and were preparing an offer for him ahead of the January transfer window.

Gold has now revealed that Tottenham have a sell-on clause of around 40 to 45 per cent for the winger and would thus have to pay a substantially lower fee for the player than others.

The journalist said on his YouTube channel: “Is Marcus Edwards coming back? How do I put this? Economically it makes sense because Spurs have that deal that is around 40 to 45 per cent sell-on clause. So essentially they’d get him for half-price.

“I don’t know whether or not he fits into a Conte team. Homegrown wise he’d be an asset and he’s a talented player, but I don’t know if he fits into the work rate required.”

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I have no doubts that Conte will want to sign a right-winger who can cover for Dejan Kulusevski in January, with Bryan Gil likely to be loaned out. 

Edwards would fit the bill perfectly and the sell-on clause that Spurs have makes it quite likely that they would explore a move for the Sporting star if they have not done so already.

The only potential sticking point could be that the winger might be hesitant to return to Tottenham, knowing that he would potentially be a bit-part player at the club. 

Perhaps, the 23-year-old would prefer to join a mid-table club where he would get regular game time and then look to make the step up to a top club once he has proven himself in Premier League.

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