According to a report by Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur offered attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards to Leeds United this summer, only for them to be knocked back by the Championship club.
The report claims that Spurs were willing to sell Edwards to Leeds in a possible part-exchange deal for Jack Clarke. However, Marcelo Bielsa rejected the chance to sign Edwards as he set his sights on other options.
Tottenham ended up paying £9.5m for Clarke, which could potentially rise rising to £12m, and loaned him back to Leeds for the remainder of the season (Sporting Life).
The report claims that the likes of Brentford, Nottingham Forest, and Middlesbrough all initially showed interst in Edwards but the 20-year-old eventually joined Portuguese club Vitoria SC on the European transfer deadline day.
It is certainly a disappointing end to Edwards’ Spurs career considering the youngster was once compared to Lionel Messi by Mauricio Pochettino just three years ago (Sky Sports).
Spurs Web Opinion
What is surprising about this Edwards saga is not only that he failed to make the grade at Spurs but rather that more sides weren’t interested in signing him. This yet again proves that mere talent is not enough for young players to make it at the top level and that their attitude is just as important a variable.
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