The print edition of O Jogo (as relayed by Sport Witness) has revealed that Vitoria Guimaraes could cash in on former Tottenham winger Marcus Edwards in January, thus landing the North London club an unexpected financial boost.

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 23-year-old left Tottenham to join 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 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 future transfer.  

O Jogo have now revealed that Guimaraes are looking to raise funds from player sales due to their dire financial situation. 

It is revealed that Edwards could be the player the Portuguese club sacrifice as the former Spurs man is the most valuable asset in their squad.

If the winger does leave, Antonio Conte’s men could get an unexpected boost to their January transfer kitty. 

Spurs Web Opinion 

We should have ideally not let Edwards go but given that Pochettino reportedly had misgivings about the youngster’s discipline, the club had no choice but to cash in on him at the time.

However, Levy and co certainly pulled a smart move by insisting on a sell-on clause in the deal and the club could be rewarded for their foresight next month if the 23-year-old does leave Vitoria. 

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