“Mini Messi” facing permanent Spurs exit

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According to an article in The Guardian Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards will seek a move away from the club this summer with his chance of a first-team breakthrough under Mauricio Pochettino seemingly gone.

The attacking midfielder had a reputation in recent years as one of England’s most exciting talents for his age starring for Spurs junior teams and for England’s youth teams from under-16 to under-20 level.

Edwards however has made only one senior Tottenham appearance as a 75th-minute substitute in the EFL Cup against Gillingham at the beginning of 2016-17.

The player and the club had hoped to see him progress over this past domestic season, however it has not worked out that way and that despite a loan spell at Norwich.

Edwards joined the Canaries on loan in January, but returned early, in mid-April, having made one appearance, as an 84th-minute substitute against Fulham.

The article adds that the club believe that Edwards will forge a successful career however they do not think he will make it into Pochettino’s first team in the immediate future and Edwards is meanwhile acutely aware of his need for regular football.

The article goes on to say that Pochettino has spoken of the need to fix a “new project” at the club and he is keen to bolster his squad with experienced internationals rather than youngsters in order to push for the Premier League title.

Pochettino was a big fan of the youngster once describing Edwards as the “mini Messi”, but he seems to have drifted since then and it looks as if his Tottenham career is coming to a close.

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