Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has suggested that Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to make an offer to bring Marcus Edwards back to North London, despite reports to the contrary over the last few days.
Edwards has enjoyed a fine first season in Portugal since leaving Spurs to join Vitoria de Guimaraes last summer, notching up eight goals and seven assists in all competitions for the side so far this campaign (transfermarkt.com).
It was suggested that Spurs could have an advantage over other clubs vying for the youngster’s signature due to the North Londoners being owed 50% of Edwards’ future sale.
Todofichajes reported that Tottenham could wrap up a deal to re-sign their academy graduate for €18million (£16m).
However, Gold has now suggested that Spurs are unlikely to make an offer for Edwards due to the amount of wide and attacking midfield options they already have.
He suggests that the club are happy to simply have the 50% sell-on money to put towards other positions.
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Gold’s point about there being too many wide options already at the club is not one I agree with. Based on the reports over the last couple of months, it looks like Jose wants to bring in another winger this summer, which would leave us with four natural wide players competing for the two positions. Given that people at the club know Edwards well, and the 50% sell-on clause would essentially allow the club to complete the deal at half his value, I can see why this is a deal Spurs are considering. However, I would be surprised if the move materialised.
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