Report: Spurs could cash in on 50% clause amidst January exit rumours 

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The latest reports in the Portuguese media are suggesting that former Tottenham winger Marcus Edwards could be set for a move in January, with Spurs in line for a financial windfall.

Edwards, who came through the academy ranks at Spurs, was once even likened to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino but the wide man only managed to make one senior appearance for the North London club.

The 22-year-old left Tottenham to join Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer of 2019 and his reputation has been burgeoning for the last two years.

The winger has been linked with a return to the Premier League recently and is also said to have caught the attention of Sporting Lisbon

Based on the clause that Spurs inserted in the contract of Edwards’ sale to Guimaraes, the Lilywhites are owed 50 per cent of the proceeds from the wide man’s sale.  

It looks like Tottenham could even profit in January, with the print editions of Jornal de Noticias and O Jogo (as relayed by Sport Witness) now revealing that the Spurs academy graduate could be set for a move.

O Jogo claim Edwards continues to be on the radar of English clubs and he is also attracting interest from Olympiakos.

The report states that Guimaraes can’t rule out selling the attacker in January in case they receive a bid that is too good to turn down. 

Jornal de Notícias also back Guimaraes to cash in on the winger, stating that Edwards is attracting interest from across the continent. 

They add that there were offers of less than €10m for the former Spurs man in the summer which were turned down by the Portuguese club.

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Edwards has arguably not developed as quickly as some might have hoped for but his talent was never really in doubt. He still has time on his side to develop into a top-class player. 

Some Spurs fans might still be regretting the fact that we let the 22-year-old go but the club did not have much of a choice at the time, with Pochettino reportedly having issues with the youngster’s discipline. 

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