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Tottenham eyeing cut-price deal for 24-year-old English star

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Tottenham Hotspur eyeing cut-price deal for Sporting CP’s Marcus Edwards

According to Portuguese news outlet Correio de Manha (h/t the Express), Tottenham Hotspur could aim to bring Marcus Edwards back to north London.

Edwards, 24, moved to Sporting CP in 2019 after finding it hard to break into Spurs’ first team, making only one senior appearance for us. But since then, he has been highly impressive.

Tottenham fans won’t forget his performances against us in last season’s UEFA Champions League. His dribbling, acceleration, and brilliant ball control are all assets to covet in the final third.

Tottenham Hotspur to make a punt on bringing back Marcus Edwards in January.
Marcus Edwards of Tottenham Hotspur during a Premier League 2 game in March 2017. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

He can create chances for others and score them himself. Edwards doesn’t seem like he is afraid to take the game to the opposition and is a fearless winger — one who can make something happen out of nothing.

What next for Edwards?

Harry Kane left in the summer and we didn’t really sign a like-for-like replacement for him. Son Heung-min has filled in well but Richarlison and James Maddison have both suffered injuries recently.

Such problems can derail the title charge. Manor Solomon is good but is he good enough to be a regular starter for a Premier League title-challenging team? Dejan Kulusevski can also use competition, even after Richy’s return, because the Brazilian can then be a solid option for the No. 9 spot.

Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur linked with a move for former attacker Marcus Edwards.
Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur linked with a move for former attacker Marcus Edwards. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Edwards is versatile and can play down both flanks and in the No. 10 role. He is versatile and has the right set of abilities needed to bring the X factor in attack. When everyone is fit, he can still challenge for a starting spot or can be used as a game-changing substitute.

The report states that Spurs can sign him for £34million despite there being a £52million release clause, as they agreed on a deal where they would be able to rebuy him for 65% of his release clause value.

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That isn’t a bad fee. We have already signed Pedro Porro from Sporting so, of course, there is an open line of communication between the two teams. The Portuguese team also wants Eric Dier, a player they honed before selling him to Spurs in 2014. Perhaps that can be used to our favour in the Edwards deal? Let’s hope so…

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