Report: Spurs hold advantage over Man Utd in race for former Lilywhite midfielder


According to a report by Desportivo de Guimaraes (as relayed by Record), Tottenham Hotspur could be set to bring Marcus Edwards back to North London.

The Spurs academy product left the Champions League finalists last year to sign for Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes on the back of a decent season on-loan at Eredivisie side Excelsior.

The silky-left footer, who was once likened Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino  (Sky Sports), has started to show glimpses of his undoubted potential since his move to Vitoria.

Edwards has statistically been one of top ten best players in Liga Nos this season, according to Whoscored.

The 21-year-old has bagged seven goals and seven assists in all competitions for the Portuguese side so far this campaign (

Desportivo de Guimaraes (via Record) reveal that Edwards’ performances have not gone unnoticed back in England, with Spurs along with Manchester United both said to interested in the youngster.

However, Tottenham are said to have a huge advantage as they are due 50% of Edwards’ future sale.

Although Vitoria are reportedly demanding around €20-25m for the winger, it is claimed Tottenham can bring him back to North London for around €10m.

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Edwards’ talent was never in question but there were suggestions that his attitude was not right at Spurs. One wonders if the 21-year-old will want to come back to Tottenham after how he was treated.

However, Mauricio Pochettino was supposedly the man Edwards fell out with at Spurs. With the Argentine now gone, perhaps he would consider a return.

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