West Ham United will need to part with £13.5 million to complete the signing of former Tottenham winger Marcus Edwards, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the Vitoria winger and Tottenham could actually cause their London rivals a problem.
When Edwards was allowed to join the Liga NOS outfit, Spurs inserted a clause that would see them recoup 50% of any future sale.
There is no release clause in the contract and Vitoria are adamant he will leave for no less than £13.5 million.
The Portuguese outfit will only receive half of whatever he leaves for and will want the very best deal.
Edwards has made a relatively slow start to the 2020/21 campaign, scoring one goal and claiming two assists.
The 22-year-old did catch the eye during last season though.
He scored nine goals and registered nine assists with Vitoria finishing in a respectable seventh place.
Crystal Palace, Fulham, Southampton are all thought to be keen on the player, with some Championship clubs also monitoring the situation.
Edwards departed Tottenham having played just once in the first-team after excelling with the club’s under-23 ranks.
TBR View – Edwards could still prove a decent West Ham addition
It seems unlikely that the Hammers will be spending a fortune and the Vitoria man could be a positive addition.
At 22, he fits the ethos of a West Ham signing nicely and he’d complement David Moyes’ squad sufficiently.
Edwards might not check-in at the London Stadium and be an instant regular but with a small squad, he should get plenty of opportunities.
Even if the price is set at £13.5 million it could still prove to be a deal worth doing for the Hammers in January.