Tottenham Hotspur wonderkid Marcus Edwards is being linked with a move away from the club this week.
The Guardian report that the youngster, once likened in playing style to Lionel Messi, has decided to leave the club. He feels he does not have a shot of first-team football at Spurs and is, therefore, pushing for a move.
Now, a report from Football.London has confirmed what many would expect, there is a lot of interest. Edwards is a fine young footballer and, it seems, teams from the Premier League, Championship, Germany and Dutch giants Ajax are all keen on snapping him up.
But the report also claims that Tottenham Hotspur would be looking to insert a buy-back clause in any deal. If that is the case, then Spurs are doing the right thing.
In an ideal world, Edwards would simply head out on loan. That way he can develop elsewhere and Tottenham still have him for the future. Unfortunately, it appears Edwards is hellbent on exiting the club for good.
Installing a buy-back clause is the only way they can ensure one day bringing Edwards back if he does go on to become the star they thought he would two years ago.
It is a very common practice in Spain, where Barcelona and Real Madrid often do it with their young talent but in England, largely due to the loan system, it is a rarity.
But if Tottenham are to break that mould in the case of Edwards, it would be a smart piece of business from the powers at be.