Tottenham transfer news: Marcus Edwards wants Premier League move with Spurs keen
Tottenham are yet to make any signings with just two weeks left of the January transfer window, despite the fact Antonio Conte has publicly called for reinforcements.
Spurs have struggled to keep their attacking players fit this season, with the likes of Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison spending lengthy spells on the sidelines.
Conte’s men have been linked with a move for one of their former academy players in Marcus Edwards over the past few weeks.
The Evening Standard claimed last week that Spurs asked about signing the 24-year-old back in December, but are yet to follow up their interest.
Now, it seems that Edwards is set on a return to England after leaving Tottenham to join Vitoria back in 2019.
Marcus Edwards wants Premier League move
Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke provided an update on Edwards’ future amid reported interest from Spurs.
“Marcus Edwards would give serious consideration to a move back to Tottenham,” the journalist said.
“Obviously, he did very well against them in the Champions League this season, and I think the whole point of him leaving England in the first place to go to Sporting Lisbon was to get first-team football and to prove himself with the ultimate goal of probably coming back to England.”
Edwards has gone on to make a name for himself in Portugal after failing to break into Tottenham’s first-team.
The ‘insane’ attacker currently has a £52 million release clause after making the switch to Sporting this time last year. But The Telegraph reports that Tottenham would earn a 50 per cent sell-on fee should he leave the Portuguese outfit.
Record has suggested that Spurs could land Edwards for £26 million due to the clause in his contract and it seems that he would be open to the idea of returning to north London.
The talented winger was allowed to leave Spurs due to concerns over his application in training, but he has really kicked on after a change of scenery.