Former Spurs academy midfielder rated among top ten players in his league

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It looks like former Tottenham attacker Marcus Edwards is enjoying a productive season in Portugal.

The Spurs academy product left North London last summer to sign for Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimares on the back of a decent season on-loan at Eredivisie side Excelsior.

The youngster already made his mark on his return to North London when he scored in a Europa League game against Arsenal at the Emirates earlier in the season.

It looks like the silky-left footer, who was once likened Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino (Sky Sports), is finally starting to live up to his potential as has posted some fantastic personal stats this season.

According to WhoScored.com, Edwards has been among the top 10 players in Liga Nos this season.

The midfielder, who has six goals and seven assists to his name this campaign (transfermarkt), has a average rating of 7.29 per match.

He has also completed the most dribbles of anybody in the Portuguese league, averaging 2.9 successful dribbles per game.

So it looks like the youngster’s talent is finally coming to the fore and a decision which Spurs could live to regret.

Spurs Web Opinion

I don’t think Tottenham will particularly regret moving Edwards on as he seemed like he had a bit of an attitude issue. Talent-wise, there was no question that he was good enough to eventually break into the Spurs first-team but I am not sure he was willing to put in the work he needed to at the club.

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