Report: Tottenham in talks to sign former player for £16m this summer

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Tottenham Hotspur’s rumoured pursuit to bring Marcus Edwards back to the club seems to be gathering pace.

The Spurs academy graduate has been in excellent form since leaving Tottenham to sign for Portuguese side Vitoria de Guimaraes last summer.

The youngster has registered eight goals and seven assists in all competitions for the Portuguese side so far this campaign (transfermarkt.com).

Desportivo de Guimaraes (via Record) were the first to report that the Lilywhites were interested in bringing the 21-year-old back to North London, but they were said to be facing competition from Manchester United for the winger’s signature.

The report also revealed that Spurs are due 50% of Edwards’ future sale and so potentially had an advantage over other teams in trying to sign the former academy man.

Todofichajes now report that Jose Mourinho is looking to bolster his options out wide in the summer and Spurs are thus keen on re-signing Edwards.

They reveal that the Premier League side are in negotiations with Vitoria for the England Under-20 starlet and could wrap up the deal for €18million (£16m).

Spurs Web Opinion

Since we are owed 50% of Edward’s future sale, we would only need to pay around £8m for the 21-year-old if we agree a £16m fee with Vitoria. Given the financial constraints we are having to deal with, perhaps the club finds the deal too good to turn down, especially given how well the youngster has performed in Portugal this season. However, it does raise question marks over why he was allowed to leave in the summer.

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