Tottenham Hotspur could be set to benefit from Marcus Edwards’ success in Portugal after the club reportedly inserted a sell-on clause in the winger’s contract, according to Football.London.
Edwards is one of the most skilful dribblers to have emerged from the Spurs academy and he was expected to break into the first team a few years ago with Mauricio Pochettino even comparing the youngster’s style of play to Lionel Messi’s (Sky Sports).
However, things didn’t work out for Edwards at Spurs with question marks being raised about the 21-year-old’s attitude (Telegraph).
The Spurs academy product left North London last summer on a free transfer to sign for Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes on the back of a decent season on-loan at Eredivisie side Excelsior.
The winger has had a fantastic first season in Liga NOS with four goals and seven assists in 17 league appearances (transfermakrt.com) and is starting to live up to his early promise.
In fact, Edwards has statistically been one of top ten best players in Portugal this season, according to Whoscored.
Football.London have revealed that the Spurs academy product has a release clause of £13.6 million in his contract with Vitoria, which might be activated by a bigger club this season as Edwards’ performances have shot him to the limelight.
Tottenham are said to have inserted a 50 per cent sell-on fee for the youngster, which will mean that they could receive a cash injection of £6.8 million if Edwards is to leave Vitoria this summer.
Spurs Web Opinion
This also theoretically means that we could buy Edwards back for £6.8 million but I highly doubt that is going to happen. If the youngster does leave to a bigger club, the money will be a welcome boost for us given our reported financial troubles as a result of the pandemic.
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