Portuguese publication A Bola have revealed that Tottenham could be about to get a financial boost as Sporting Lisbon attempt to complete the signing of former Spurs winger Marcus Edwards.

Edwards left Tottenham to join Vitoria Guimaraes in the summer of 2019 and his reputation has been burgeoning for the last two and a half years.

The winger has been linked with a return to the Premier League and is also said to have caught the attention of Sporting Lisbon (A Bola – as relayed by SportWitness).

A Bola now claim that Sporting could push ahead with a move to sign Edwards and that Tottenham are owed 50 per cent of the proceeds from the winger’s future sale due to a clause inserted on the sale back in 2019.

The report reveals that Sporting first tried to sign the Spurs academy graduate in the summer and have now reignited their interest in the player.

The Portuguese giants were initially said to be prepared to offer €6m (£5m) for the 23-year-old and it is alleged that they could now increase their offer by another €2m (£1.6m).

Spurs could thus be in line to receive more than £3m if Edwards does seal a move to Jose Alvalade Stadium this month.

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Tottenham would have been hoping that Edwards would be sold for a bigger fee, particularly given that the youngster still has two and a half years left on his contract with Vitoria. However, given the economic impact Covid has had on the football landscape, the likes of Sporting are not really in a position to spend big amounts.

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