Italian outlet TuttoUdinese have claimed that attacker Marcus Edwards is finally set to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer and somewhat surprisingly join Serie A side Udinese.
The 20-year-old is completely surplus to requirements at Tottenham despite being considered one of the brightest talents to have come through in recent years. But over the past couple of seasons, Edwards has struggled.
Just one senior appearance for Spurs followed a nightmare loan to Norwich which saw him manage only one outing. Last season, he opted to try something new and move to the Netherlands with Excelsior where he clocked up 28 outings.
With less than 12 months left on his contract at Spurs, it appears Udinese have swooped to land the youngster with the report claiming that Edwards has arrived in Udinese to complete a move. The belief had been that he would remain in Englnd, making a move to Italy surprising.
TBR’s view – Excellent move for Edwards, but danger of copying Ravel Morrison
Hats off to Edwards’ agent for getting him a move to the top tier of Italian football at a club that has plenty of history, and a very good squad ahead of the 2019-20 campaign.
If Edwards can get game time at Udinese, there is no reason why he cannot finally get his career back on track. But Edwards should be mindful that Ravel Morrison moved to Lazio in similar circumstances, and completely flopped.
Morrison moved to Lazio but managed just eight appearances in three seasons. He has since had spells in Mexico and Sweden, before being given a chance by Sheffield United in the Premier League. Edwards must be careful.