Former Tottenham player and manager Tim Sherwood has given his view on his old club’s decision to let Marcus Edwards leave this summer.
Edwards joined Portuguese outfit Vitoria earlier this week and Sherwood, speaking on Sky Sports’ The Debate, 03/09/19 via Football.London, says he is good enough to play for Manchester City.
Sherwood said: “He can play in a telephone box and you’ll never get the ball off him. If he was at Man City now, he could play in their tight spaces. Will he be able to express himself? If he does then he will move up the ladder and you will see him at a very big club.
“Do I back him to come back and play for a really top club? I really do. I have that belief in him and he needs to keep believing.”
TBR’s View – Sancho the obvious example for Edwards to follow
Jadon Sancho is the obvious beacon for young English players who are not getting gametime to follow. He left Manchester City for Borussia Dortmund and it has propelled him into the England side.
Edwards was at a club with a very good record of developing young talent and still couldn’t get in, which indicates how his standing at Tottenham had fallen.
He needed a fresh start, and has gone to a club of a lot lower profile than Dortmund. That should allow him to make his mistakes away from the glare, but also means it’s a longer route back to the top.