It seems Marcus Edwards has a suitor for his talents this summer as he prepares for an exit from Tottenham Hotspur. As reported by The Sun it appears the Bundesliga side are ready to snap up the player and give him regular first-team football.
Once compared to Lionel Messi by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino the 19-year-old has had a tough two years since. A loan spell at Norwich City turned into a nightmare last season and Edwards is now keen on an exit.
Despite his flagging development, there is no doubt the winger possesses bags of talent. So could this be revenge for Leverkusen over a 2015 transfer that left them furious?
That summer Tottenham snapped up Heung-min Son from the German side. He cost a fee reported to be in the region of £18 million and has since gone on to establish himself as a star and fan favourite at Tottenham.
But his exit from Leverkusen was controversial. Whilst there is no indication Tottenham did anything wrong, Son ruined his reputation as a fan hero at the BayArena with the way the deal went ahead.
“At this moment he is our player.
“I saw many medicals in this business where there was no deal afterwards. We will try to reach an agreement, but only under our conditions.”
As reported by the Guardian, the South Korean deeply upset the hierarchy at Leverkusen. He seemed to go awol ahead of a Champions League qualifier against Lazio. He forced a move to England by undergoing a medical in London.
It still likely irks Leverkusen, the way in which Son decided to move to Tottenham.
So bringing in Edwards could be their chance of revenge. If the English talent can find the attitude to go alongside his undoubted ability, Leverkusen might just have a star on their hands.