Tottenham Hotspur are now leading the way to re-sign Sporting CP winger, Marcus Edwards – a player who Pedro Porro has already labeled “extraordinary”, according to Correio de Manha.
Former Tottenham academy player, Edwards has been impressive in the Portuguese League since leaving Tottenham in 2019. His impressive display at Vitoria Guimaraes caught the eye of Sporting CP who eventually secured a transfer for the 24-year-old in 2022.
Despite his existing contract extending until the summer of 2026, there is anticipation that Edwards might seek a new club in 2024. Tottenham are reportedly considering reacquiring the Englishman who they believe is ready for the Premier League and could bolster their squad which has been on a resurgence since Ange Postecoglou took over.
Sporting are aware of the considerable interest in the player and are contemplating the possibility of renegotiating terms with Edwards to elevate his release clause from €60 million to €80 million.
Tottenham still maintain a 25% sell-on clause in Edwards’ contract, potentially providing them a notable discount if they choose to bring him back to the club.
Former Edward’s teammate and current Tottenham right back, Pedro Porro, in an interview with The Guardian in March, described Edwards as an “extraordinary’ talent”.
Edwards showcased his capabilities in the Champions League last season including scoring against his former club, Tottenham.
While he had a sluggish start to the current season with no goal involvement in his first four league games, he has rebounded impressively, recording two goals and three assists in his last five league appearances.
The 24-year-old has been linked with a return to North London for a while, and he appears to be a suitable addition to Postecoglou’s high-flying Spurs side.
His versatility and exceptional ball-playing skills make him capable of contributing on either side of the Australian manager’s front three.
It remains to be seen if the Englishman will renew his contract with the Verde-e-Brancos or return ‘home’ to stake a claim Postecoglou’s led Tottenham.