Make or break pre-season for promising Spurs youngster


Leeds United winger Jack Clarke became Tottenham Hotspur’s first summer signing after Spurs announced last Monday that the teenager has signed a four-year contract with the club and that he will be loaned back to Leeds for the 19/20 season.

Since Clarke has now been loaned back to Leeds, Mauricio Pochettino still only has Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura who can operate out wide if he does choose to employ a 4-3-3. The Spurs squad is in my opinion at least one winger short at the moment.

This could potentially open the door for 20-year-old Marcus Edwards, who is highly rated at the club. After Edwards burst on to the season and earned the praise of his manager, he has stagnated a bit in the last couple of seasons due to injuries and alleged behavioral issues.

However, the silky left-footer managed to rebuild his career last year at Dutch Eredivisie side Excelsior Rotterdam. Although Excelsior were relegated at the end of the campaign, Edwards shined in the second half of the season and was praised for his hard work and creativity.

According to Football.London, the Spurs academy graduate has only 12 months left on his contract with Tottenham, and so it looks like this summer will be make or break for Edwards.

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Edwards clearly has an abundance of talent but Pochettino has obviously decided that he is not yet ready for first-team football. While a lot of Spurs fans would like the 20-year-old to come good, he will likely be sold if he doesn’t sign a new deal.

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