Football London have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur attacker Marcus Edwards is training with another club, as his future at Spurs looks to be drawing to a close.
Edwards, 20, was left out of Tottenham’s squad to head off to China and Singapore for pre-season, despite a whole host of other young stars being included in the list of players – including Jamie Bowden and Troy Parrott.
First believed to be England’s answer to Lionel Messi years ago, Edwards has failed to convert potential into proven quality and that has seen his chances of a breakthrough into Mauricio Pochettino’s side spiral downwards.
He was loaned to Dutch side SBV Excelsior last season, but he only managed three goals in 33 games. Now, he could be on his way across London – to English Championship side Brentford.
It is believed the England youth international is training with Thomas Frank’s side in a bid to win a contract at Griffin Park. He has 12 months remaining on his contract at Spurs.
TBR’s view – Edwards should leave Tottenham for Brentford
It is a move that could suit all parties. Edwards is not going to make it at Tottenham, and Spurs need to offload him in order to bring through younger talent.
Brentford could give him the game time required to make the next step and show that his potential can change into proven quality, while Edwards himself can get his career back on track with a move to Brentford.