Report explains how former player’s sale would be a win-win situation for Spurs

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Portuguese newspaper, O Jogo (as relayed by Sport Witness) are now reporting that Tottenham Hotspur have a massive battle on their hands if they wish to re-sign Marcus Edwards.

Edwards has been in sensational form since signing for Vitoria Guimaraes last summer, notching up nine goals and nine assists in all competitions so far in his first season in Portugal (transfermarkt.com).

The 21-year-old, who was linked to Lionel Messi by former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, finally seems to be living up to the promise he showed as a youngster.

Reports have indicated that Spurs are exploring the possibility of taking advantage of the 50 per cent sell-on clause they have in their agreement with Guimaraes, to bring the youngster back to North London this summer (Desportivo de Guimaraes via Record).

Some Spurs fans on social media certainly seem enthusiastic about the idea of a potential return on the back of some of Edwards’ recent performances.

O’Jogo (via Sport Witness) suggest that English clubs are monitoring Edwards ahead of a possible offer this summer, with Wolves being named as one of the potential suitors.

The report asserts that with Edwards potentially on his way out of Guimaraes this summer, it could be a win-win situation for Spurs.

It is suggested that even if the Lilywhites do not win the race for the winger’s signature, they could still receive if a cash injection due to the 50 per cent sell-on clause in Edwards’ deal.

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Some journalists who are clued up on what goes on at Tottenham have indicated that this rumour does not have any legs. However, I am not sure the suggestion of bringing Edwards back is as outlandish as it sounds initially.

It is clear that he was always thought of highly at the club and it was only a falling out with Pochettino that saw him depart. Not only has Poch now left but the fact that we have a 50 per cent sell-on clause essentially means we will be able to sign him for half his current market value.

Given that we do seem to be in the market for another wide player, surely a cut-price deal for silky left-footer would appeal to the Spurs hierarchy.

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