Portuguese website Guimaraes Digital have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are rivalling Manchester United over a move to bring Marcus Edwards back to England – just one season after Mauricio Pochettino sold him.
Edwards, 21, was once compared to Lionel Messi by Pochettino but his career has since dipped. Disappointing loan spells at Norwich City and Excelsior – and just one senior Spurs game – saw him leave last summer.
He made a somewhat surprising move, joining Europa League side Vitoria. He has since impressed, clocking up 30 appearances in all competitions and having a hand in 14 goals – scoring seven times and creating seven more.
That has alerted Tottenham who are ready to spend big to bring him back,with Vitoria looking for a fee between £18million and £22.5million. However, Spurs face competition to bring Edwards back – from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
TBR’s view – Has Edwards done enough to warrant move?
Edwards has been in excellent form in an attacking league such as Liga NOS. Two goals in the Europa League against Spurs’ bitter north London rivals Arsenal – as well as Eintracht Frankfurt – has seen Edwards gain plaudits.
Not only has he shown his goalscoring side from out wide, but also his ability to create something out of nothing. He has returned from the break in good form, even scoring against Sporting Lisbon.
Yes, he has done enough. Is he worth the figures quoted by Vitoria? Probably not, but he is young and English and that almost instantly doubles his value.