Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a major exodus this summer so Marcus Edwards and Josh Onomah could be sold, according to The Daily Mail.
Spurs want to sell up to eight players to balance the books after Tanguy Ndombele joined. Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier and Victor Wanyama are among the big names on this list.
Serge Aurier will also be let go alongside Vincent Janssen, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Edwards and Onomah. Spurs are ready to cut their losses on young talents Edwards and Onomah.
Both players operate in midfield and had been tipped for bright futures with club and country. However, they have not quite lived up to expectations.
Edwards spent last season on loan in the Netherlands while Onomah was at Sheffield Wednesday. Neither impressed enough to convince Mauricio Pochettino to keep them at Spurs.
What next for Marcus Edwards?
Edwards was once dubbed the next Lionel Messi by Pochettino (Sky Sports News). The diminutive attacking midfielder is technically gifted and he is an exciting prospect.
But the 20-year-old’s progress has slowed in recent years. He had a loan spell at Norwich City cut short after one game due to attitude problems. And last season, he showed glimpses of his talent at Excelsior without setting the Eredivisie alight.
The England U20 starlet scored twice and provided four assists in 28 games for Excelsior. Edwards is sure to have a host of clubs eager to take a punt on him because of his natural talent.
What next for Josh Onomah?
Onomah burst onto the scene and played a handful of games for Tottenham’s first-team. At this stage, fans were convinced that he would become a regular in the side by the time he was fully developed.
But the England U21 winger has just returned from an injury-hit campaign with Sheffield Wednesday. He provided three assists in 15 games for the Owls and he scored four and set up three more goals for Aston Villa the year before.
The 22-year-old has played 32 times for Tottenham’s first-team, scoring one goal. But Pochettino is ready to let him leave and he could be a target for some Championship clubs.