Report: Tottenham could pocket £26m fee if former player is sold in the future

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Tottenham Hotspur could be set to pocket a £26million fee should Marcus Edwards leave Sporting in the future, according to The Telegraph.

The former terrorised his former side during Sporting’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham in Lison yesterday evening and nearly found himself on the scoresheet on the cusp of half-time after showcasing his impressive dribbling skills, only for his shot to be saved by Hugo Lloris.

The report claims that the north Londoners have transferred the 50 per cent sell-on clause which was agreed as part of the 23-year-old’s move to Vitoria Guimaraes over to his deal with Sporting.

Edwards’ contract with the Portuguese side contains a £52million release clause which could mean Spurs would receive half of the fee should a club decide to meet his valuation.

Tottenham do not have a buy-back clause as part of the agreement for the academy graduate, but in theory they would be able to sign him for half of the amount another club would have to pay if they wanted to trigger his release clause.

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Edwards caught the eye during the Champions League outing last night and needs to continue to perform at this level should he wish to return to the Premier League in the near future.

He has proven the early doubters wrong after a disastrous loan spell at Norwich City towards the end of his time at Tottenham by moving abroad to shrug off his negative reputation and is now attracting the headlines for all of the right reasons.

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